‘Amateur!’ Boris Johnson is slammed by the SNP leader, who is enraged with Prime Minister Theresa May for ignoring Nicola Sturgeon.
Boris Johnson has been accused of “amateur” leadership of the United Kingdom by the Scottish National Party (SNP), which has lambasted the Prime Minister for ignoring Nicola Sturgeon.
Mr Johnson, according to Angus Robertson, the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution and former leader of the Scottish National Party in Westminster, is undermining devolution. The Scottish member alleged the Prime Minister was careless on the UK in front of a House of Lords committee.
He said there was a lack of engagement between Downing Street and the other nations while giving testimony on the future of the United Kingdom.
“Up until now, the Prime Minister doesn’t appear to think he, as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, should largely take part in these things,” he added, referring to meetings with leaders of devolved nations.
“He’d rather someone else do it.”
He went on to say that the discussions with the leaders of the four countries had been chaotic.
“The experience on how this works sometimes is simply so amateur you can hardly believe it,” Mr Robertson added.
“Being thrown into meetings with no prior notice, referred to as ‘summits,’ documents for critical top-level meetings only being given the evening before they take place, and being called to meetings only to be told you won’t be able to speak. I could go on and on.”
Mr Johnson made his remarks after writing to Nicola Sturgeon, Mark Drakeford, and Northern Ireland’s leaders, inviting them to a combined summit in May.
Following the Holyrood and Welsh Parliament elections, the Prime Minister convened a conference to “examine our common difficulties and how we can work together in the months and years ahead to tackle them.”
Ms Sturgeon and Mr Drakeford accused No10 of failing to outline clear meeting objectives, thus the meeting was postponed from its intended date.
The paid lambasted the Westminster Government in a letter for submitting a “very crude proposed agenda” with no agreement on the topics to be considered.
“We are both sincerely committed to participating in such a summit and to working effectively together on Covid Recovery — but, as we are sure you do, we want the conference to be a serious discussion with substantive conclusions, not merely a PR exercise,” Ms. Sturgeon and Mr. Drakeford wrote.
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