New strategy planned

Holyrood may get more powers to ‘halt indy surge’

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A new strategy is planned to halt support for a split (pic: Terry Murden)

Boris Johnson is considering new powers for Scotland as part of a plan to counter rising support for Scottish independence, according to a leaked document.

The Prime Minister is examining recommendations from Hanbury, a political consultancy firm, as a succession of opinion polls indicate growing support for breaking up the UK.

The plan has been outlined in a memo circulated to Government ministers, says the news agency Bloomberg.

The document states that continuing to dismiss First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s calls for a second referendum would be “counterproductive”. 

Possible measures to appease the Scottish government includes devolving more power over to Holyrood and ratifying a new settlement through a popular vote.

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