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David Lidington: English posing biggest threat to Union


English nationalism presents the biggest threat to the Union in more than half a century, the de facto deputy prime minister has said. David Lidington said that he was shocked by a YouGov poll which found that 63 per cent of UK Tory members would rather see Scotland leaving the UK than Brexit being scrapped. He warned that a no-deal Brexit would take the 300-year-old Union close to breaking point. Mr Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, who is supporting Jeremy Hunt in the Conservative leadership race against Boris Johnson, who is the frontrunner, said that preserving the Union “was more important than almost any other political consideration”. Mr Lidington told a Law Society of Scotland event yesterday to mark 20 years of devolution that whoever…


Source: The Times June 24, 2019 22:52 UTC



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