Boris Johnson under fire for branding devolution ‘disaster north of the border’

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  • November 16, 2020
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oris Johnson come under fire for branding devolution “a disaster north of the border,” with his remarks being seized upon by Scottish nationalists.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon criticised the Prime Minister after he told Conservative MPs on Monday that devolution had been “Tony Blair‘s biggest mistake”.

Douglas Ross, who leads the Conservatives in Scotland, insisted that “devolution has not been a disaster” in response to Mr Johnson’s remarks on Monday.

Downing Street sources did not deny Mr Johnson made the comments, which were first reported by the Sun, during a discussion with the Northern Research Group of backbenchers.