Nicola Sturgeon urges Boris Johnson to cancel Scotland visit as journey ‘not essential’

Published on January 27, 2021 by

Nicola Sturgeon has urged Boris Johnson to cancel his visit to Scotland on Thursday, arguing the trip is not “essential” and could encourage people to break Covid travel restrictions.

Ms Sturgeon insisted the Prime Minister was “not unwelcome” and she was not telling him to “stay away”, but made it clear she did not think his visit could be justified within the coronavirus rules.

Speaking at her daily Covid briefing, the First Minister said: “Boris Johnson travelling from London to wherever in Scotland” did not meet the “essential” benchmark needed to carry out such a journey.

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