Michael Gove claims Boris Johnson is a 'huge asset' to Scotland
- Credit: Sky News
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove has claimed that Boris Johnson is a 'huge asset' to Scotland.
Gove was interviewed by BBC Breakfast after they pointed out that a rise in support for Scottish independence was down to Johnson's Brexit project and his handling of the pandemic.
Asked if he thought he was an "asset" or a "problem" for Scotland, he said: "He's a huge asset.
"The vaccine programme that we're rolling out is only possible because of the prime minister's leadership.
"We are the country leading Europe and the world both in the development of vaccines and the rollout of vaccines, and that's both the decisions of the prime minister took."
He added: "It's also the prime minister working with the chancellor Rishi Sunak who made the decisions about economic support for firms and companies in Scotland to try to make sure people are still in work".
- 1 French diplomat brands Boris Johnson 'a liar' who will blame Brexit costs on Covid
- 2 Campaign urges Brits to declare themselves 'European' on 2021 census
- 3 Matt Hancock says he broke the law in the 'national interest' and would do it again
- 4 Tory MP 'dressed too casually' to make virtual contribution to parliament
- 5 Scottish Tories admit second referendum could follow May elections
- 6 Minister moves photograph from wall following Covid contract controversy
- 7 SAGE scientists fear 'fresh wave' of coronavirus cases by July
- 8 German newspaper claims it 'envies' Britain following Boris Johnson's lockdown road map
- 9 World's largest daffodil farm forced to let flowers rot in fields due to Brexit staffing issues
- 10 The end of Britain is nigh: Here's how, when and why...
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.