Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson to meet for showdown – PM looks to crush SNP dreams

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The Scottish First Minister was invited to the summit alongside her Welsh and Northern Ireland counterparts following her election victory earlier this month.

It will be the first time the two leaders have held talks since the SNP’s election victory.

Since the Holyrood results, Ms Sturgeon has claimed she has a mandate for a new independence referendum after the election of a majority of MSPs supporting a fresh vote on the issue.

Mr Johnson has repeatedly said “this is not the time” for a referendum, citing the need to focus on the coronavirus recovery.

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