Election outcomes: Boris Johnson invitations devolved leaders to Union summit – as he hails ‘Workforce UK’

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2021-05-09 02:26:00

The prime minister has known as a summit with the leaders of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Eire, saying the UK is “finest served after we work collectively”.

Boris Johnson‘s provide comes after Nicola Sturgeon warned the PM to not block her push for a second Scottish independence referendum.

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The SNP chief stated Mr Johnson can be “selecting a struggle with the democratic needs of the Scottish folks” if he tries to dam one other vote.

Though Ms Sturgeon fell one seat wanting an general majority, pro-independence events will maintain a majority of seats at Holyrood.

In Wales, Labour’s Mark Drakeford defied expectations to win a working Senedd majority.

Within the wake of his victory, Mr Drakeford known as on the PM to “reset relationships” with the nations of the UK.

He urged Mr Johnson to hold out a “severe examination of the way in which during which we are able to create the equipment that can permit us to work collectively sooner or later”.

“Not an method that thinks flying extra Union Jacks on the tops of buildings, however correct, respectful relationships that recognise that sovereignty is now dispersed throughout 4 parliaments during which we select to pool it for widespread functions.”

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The PM has written to Ms Sturgeon and Mr Drakeford to ask them to talks to “talk about our shared challenges” in a bid to work collectively in what he known as “Workforce UK”.

Mr Johnson can be sending an analogous letter to Northern Eire’s first and deputy first ministers.

“I consider passionately that the pursuits of individuals throughout the UK… are finest served after we work collectively,” the PM stated.

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“I wish to invite you to hitch me, UK authorities colleagues and others at a summit assembly to debate our shared challenges and the way we are able to work collectively within the coming months and years to beat them.

“We are going to all have our personal views and concepts – and we won’t at all times agree – however I’m assured that by studying from one another we can construct again higher, within the pursuits of the folks we serve.”

Mr Johnson stated the UK wanted to “present the identical spirit of unity and cooperation that marked our struggle towards the pandemic” in guaranteeing the Union recovers from COVID-19.

He stated it might be a “troublesome journey” and added: “The broad shoulders of the UK have supported jobs and companies the size and breadth of the nation, however we all know that financial restoration can be a severe shared duty.”

In the meantime, the PM has promised to “look ahead” past the pandemic and proceed to deal with his “levelling up agenda”

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