Boris Johnson drops plan for pre-election visit to Scotland

PM’s move, which emerged after Scottish Tories’ manifesto launch, suggests party fears his poor ratings will harm campaign

Boris Johnson has dropped plans to visit Scotland to campaign for the Conservatives before the May elections, heightening suspicions the party fears he will damage efforts to lure anti-independence voters away from Scottish Labour.

Douglas Ross, the leader of the Scottish Tories, admitted that the prime minister would not be going to Scotland despite Johnson’s assertion in January that “wild horses” would not keep him from campaigning to save the union.

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