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The union unit: the No 10 team tasked with keeping UK together | Scottish independence

Boris Johnson’s four-person union unit, dedicated to averting Scottish independence, had become used to operating quietly behind the scenes. That is until what one MP termed a “Whitehall psychodrama” exploded and propelled the team into the headlines.Two of its leaders have departed in a matter of weeks, raising awkward questions about how well equipped the Tories really are to stop a separatist surge from Nicola Sturgeon’s SNP at the Holyrood elections in May.Figures in the UK government are frustrated at what they see as “court politics” causing such a “massive...
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