PM Boris Johnson 'must show respect' to United Kingdom nations

PM Boris Johnson 'must show respect' to United Kingdom nations

PM Boris Johnson 'must show respect' to United Kingdom nations

Boris Johnson United Kingdom Prime Minister must "show respect" to the United Kingdom's devolved nations when outlining any changes to lockdown measures in England, a prominent Scottish MP has said.

Most Covid-19 matters in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are decided by their devolved governments, while Westminster sets policy for England.

Ian Blackford, the Scottish National Party's leader at Westminster, said it was important that the whole of the UK pulls in the same direction but added that future advice in Scotland may differ to that issued in the rest of the UK.

"All of us want to work with him, but he has to show respect to the devolved administrations," he said of Johnson.

The warning comes as the prime minister prepares to review the lockdown with ministers, as is required by law every three weeks.

Mr Johnson is expected to announce any decisions for people living in England during a TV address on Sunday.