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Ruth Davidson left 'fuming' over Theresa May tweet suggesting Scotland is independent

Ruth Davidson left 'fuming' over Theresa May tweet suggesting Scotland is independent
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Ruth Davidson “hit the roof” after a Theresa May tweet appeared to suggest that Scotland had become independent.


After meeting Nicola Sturgeon in Number 10 yesterday, the Prime Minister’s official Twitter posted a message which said the "UK and Scotland must continue to work together".

Mrs May was then mocked for the gaffe by jubilant Scottish nationalists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has now emerged that Scottish Conservative leader Ms Davidson contacted Number 10 to make clear her unhappiness.

"Ruth hit the roof when the tweet was posted,” a senior Tory source told the Daily Record.

“It clearly wasn’t the PM’s fault but Ruth made it clear to Number 10 that this kind of language only plays into the hands of the SNP by making it sound as if Scotland is a separate country to the UK.

“There was a referendum about this. I don’t think it’ll be happening again.”

The incident is also said to have sparked discord in the Prime Minister’s camp, with a Downing Street source telling the paper there is now a “brutal blame game” over who was responsible for the mistake.

The latest Government Twitter blunder comes a day after the Department for International Trade's account posted a link to a Daily Mail article about a report from pro-Brexit group Economists for Free Trade.

Included in the article were comments ahead of a launch event from eurosceptic Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg in which he said Treasury work was flawed.

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