Boris Johnson key aide quits No10 after ‘clash with PM over Michael Gove’
BORIS Johnson’s union adviser has quit Number 10 after ‘clash with PM over Michael Gove.
Oliver Lewis – nicknamed ‘Sonic’ – who was a key part of the Vote Leave Brexit campaign, resigned from his role on Friday, after only two weeks.Oliver Lewis has quit his role as head of the Union unit after two weeks[/caption]
It is reported Mr Lewis has said his position was made ‘untenable’ by others within Downing Street.
He was appointed head of the Union unit earlier this month, taking over from former Scottish MP Luke Graham.
According to the Telegraph it was claimed Mr Lewis had been accused of briefing against Michael Gove but he denies that claim.
It comes as Scottish National Party is calling for another referendum on independence.
After Mr Lewis’s departure, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, tweeted: “Disunity in the Union unit. Or maybe just despair at realising how threadbare the case for it is.”
The SNP’s Westminster deputy leader Kirsten Oswald claimed Mr Johnson’s “taxpayer-funded anti-independence campaign is completely falling apart”.
“As support for independence grows, the Tories are losing advisers like rats on a sinking ship.He was appointed to the role earlier this month taking over from Luke Graham[/caption]
“People in Scotland have a right to determine their own future in a post-pandemic referendum. Boris Johnson knows he cannot deny democracy any more than Donald Trump.
“The issue at the election in May will be this: who has the right to decide what sort of country we should be after the pandemic – the people of Scotland or Boris Johnson?
“The only way to ensure Scotland’s future is in Scotland’s hands not Boris Johnson’s is with both votes SNP.
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