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Johnson wants to visit Scotland. Scottish First Minister: It's not necessary.

Johnson wants to visit Scotland. Scottish First Minister: It’s not necessary.

by YCPress

After Britain and the European Union completely “cut off their relationship”, Scotland set off another wave of “detachment from Britain” independence.

Britain is still one of the countries with the worst epidemic in Europe. Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to go north on the 28th to express his condolences to front-line medical staff.

Some British media also revealed that the Prime Minister’s speech on this trip is to call for unity and promote the idea that “Scotland cannot be separated from England”.

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Chief Minister of Scotland, immediately hinted at the Scottish routine pandemic press conference on the 27th, calling the visit “not essenti unnecessary” al).

“I’m not particularly excited about this plan,” Sturgeon expressed in a very “British characteristic” euphemism. “How leaders demand the general public, they themselves have to abide by the same rules.”

Sturgeon announced at the beginning of the month that the highest level of strict control, home quarantine, will be implemented throughout Scotland from the 5th.

Therefore, Sturgeon stood in front of the podium with the words “Stay at Home” and shouted to Johnson, which was “sarcastic”.

Sturgeon (right) gently persuades Johnson to “don’t have to come” (video screenshot)

She added, “It’s not to say that Johnson is not welcome to Scotland… We are still in the midst of the global pandemic of COVID-19, and I and he are calling out in front of the camera every day to avoid unnecessary travel and work from home as much as possible, and we should all abide by.

Is it really necessary to come to Scotland now?

The Prime Minister’s Office of the British Prime Minister’s residence stressed that the Prime Minister must “maintain in the public eye and be able to visit” during the epidemic.

The official spokesman of the Prime Minister did not disclose the details of the itinerary, but said, “It is still a fact that the Prime Minister’s fundamental role is the representative of the British government.”

The spokesman stressed that “the Prime Minister has the right to visit enterprises, communities, and appear in public, especially during the epidemic.”

There was also a quarrel about the visit in Parliament.

SNP MPs called the Prime Minister’s call for unity “in vain” because “the polls have shown that the majority of people support independence.”

In response, Scotland’s Secretary of State Alister Jack replied, “This statement is ridiculous – the Prime Minister is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and he will go wherever he is needed as long as it is necessary to fight the epidemic.”

British media previously reported that the Prime Minister would visit Scotland on Thursday (28th) to express his condolences and gratitude to the front-line medical staff there.

According to the British newspaper The Independent on the 27th, Johnson will make a speech in the interview, calling for unity, reminding that “Scotland’s ability to fight the epidemic without England will be reduced”.

The Prime Minister will reportedly emphasize that “it is the UK government that uniformly buys vaccines, provides rapid test kits and provides manpower in Scotland when emergency telephone operators are in short supply.”

The Independent pointed out that the time point of Johnson’s northbound this time is very critical.

Because the Scottish independence referendum needs the approval of the government, Sturgeon plans to launch an “opinion independence referendum”.

Just last weekend, the Scottish government released a road map for the second independence referendum, writing that if her Scottish National Party wins again in the May election, the Prime Minister will “have no moral and democratic reasons to refuse the referendum request”.

Sturgeon also accused Johnson of “fearing democracy”. Therefore, The Independent reported that the Prime Minister’s trip will also publicize many benefits of staying in the UK to the Scottish people.

There is no denying that after Britain completely broke up with the European Union, Scotland’s criticism of Johnson increased. The agreement he “proudly” took out with the European Union on Christmas Eve undermined the interests of northern fishermen.

Angry Scottish fishermen criticized him as a “traitor”, saying that the agreement blocked them from “some key European markets” and created “a lot of cumbersome formalities”.

In the early morning of January 1st, local time, just a few minutes after the official Brexit, Strblonde tweeted to the European Union: Scotland will come back soon. Leave us a light.

In 2014, a referendum was held in Scotland. In the end, about 55% of voters voted against independence, so Britain remained unified.