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Boris Johnson slammed ‘travelling advertisement for independence’ ahead of visit to Scotland

BORIS Johnson has been branded a ‘walking advertisement for independence’ ahead of his visit to Scotland tomorrow.

Nats Westminster leader Ian Blackford also called the trip a “farewell tour” and said the Prime Minister should apologize for his “litany of scandals” and resign.

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Ian Blackford called Boris Johnson a ‘walking advertisement for independence’Credit: Getty

No10 said Mr Johnson planned to visit a manufacturing plant north of the border.

Mr Blackford said: “Boris Johnson is a walking advertisement for Scottish independence – demonstrating without doubt the need for Scotland to become an independent country so that we can escape the damage of Westminster’s control.

“Every time the Prime Minister visits Scotland, support for independence skyrockets as people remember the litany of scandals and damaging decisions imposed on Scotland by a disastrous Tory government.

“With police closing in on his rule breach, Mr Johnson should use his farewell tour to apologize for the damage he has inflicted on Scotland and hand in his resignation.”

During his trip, Mr Johnson will not meet Scottish Conservative boss Douglas Ross, who has called on him to step down from the No10 Partygate scandal.

Almost all of the party’s MSPs backed Mr Ross’ position – a position which the Scottish Conservatives said was unchanged.

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Scottish Secretary Alister Jack will also not be there.

Scottish Labor leader Anas Sarwar said: ‘Boris Johnson is not fit to be Prime Minister and he is the biggest threat to the future of the UK.

But senior Tory minister Brandon Lewis optimistically defended the embattled Mr Johnson, saying he was ‘absolutely focused’ on his job and would ‘fight on’ and win the next election.

Scotland Yard has sent the Prime Minister a legal questionnaire about alleged parties breaking the lockdown in Downing Street.



But even if he were fined, it is believed the Prime Minister would refuse to step down, which would likely make more Tory MPs distrust his leadership.

No 10 said Mr Johnson planned to visit a manufacturing site in Scotland tomorrow and then an oncology center tackling coronavirus backlogs in the north of England.

The Prime Minister said: “I am leaving London and taking with me a simple message: this government continues its work of unifying and leveling the country.”

dan.vevers@the-sun.co.uk

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