UK PM’s next candidates reject Scottish independence push

The two candidates vying to become Britain’s next prime minister have rejected Scotland’s plans for an independence referendum in 2023, pushing back instead on plans to subject Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s pro-EU government to a more in-depth examination. Boris Johnson quits as Prime Minister in September, with Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak battling for their jobs. Both appeared at Tuesday’s Scottish campaign event, vowing to attack the Scottish government’s record on health and education.

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