Jackson Carlaw and Nicola Sturgeon clash over Boris Johnson visit to Scotland


Nicola Sturgeon and Jackson Carlaw have publicly clashed over the Prime Minister’s first visit to Scotland since the general election.

Boris Johnson is due to arrive in Scotland today in a bid to boost support for the Union, and said the last few months “have shown exactly why the historic and heartfelt bond that ties the four nations of our country together is so important”.

Scotland’s First Minister welcomed the PM this morning on Twitter, and said his presence highlights one of the ‘key arguments’ for independence.

Boris Johnson said ahead of his trip north that the coronavirus crisis has shown the “sheer might” of the UK, with almost 900,000 workers in Scotland benefiting from UK Government assistance.

But Ms Sturgeon countered that, tweeting that his presence showed how Scotland has “its future decided by politicians we didn’t vote for, taking us down a path we haven’t chosen”.

She tweeted: “I welcome the PM to Scotland today.

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“One of the key arguments for independence is the ability of Scotland to take our own decisions, rather than having our future decided by politicians we didn’t vote for, taking us down a path we haven’t chosen.

“His presence highlights that.”

But her sentiments were criticised by Scottish Conservative leader Jackson Carlaw just moments later, who accused her of being ‘”obsessed”.

He wrote: “There she blows again.

“Refighting arguments the SNP lost in the largest participative vote in Scotland’s history.

“She’s obsessed.

“Scotland chose a future & a path…



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