Boris warned COP26 is ‘opportune moment’ for Sturgeon to promote Scottish independence

“The UK Government wants to dampen Scottish public support for independence.

“It sees Scotland as acting as an autonomous agent at COP26, or elsewhere, as contradictory to that goal.

“Indeed, the UK chose Glasgow intentionally – not to closely cooperate with the Scottish Government but rather to offer an example of the UK’s prestige and strength.”

Coming out of the Scottish parliamentary elections in May, Ms Sturgeon has been emboldened in her drive towards a second independence referendum.