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Union Unit now ‘dead in the water’ with Welsh Secretary part of new committee tasked with saving UK

24 Feb 2021 2 minute read
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No 10 Downing Street’s Union Unit, tasked with saving the union from Welsh and Scottish independence, is now “dead in the water”.

According to the Guido Fawkes website, the unit has closed its doors after the departure of heads Oliver Lewis and Luke Graham after a series of alleged rows and leaks.

Instead, a Cabinet committee made up of the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Welsh Secretary Simon Hart, Scottish Secretary Alistair Jack, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis and other Cabinet members will now discuss how best to save the UK instead.

The Guido Fawkes’ website, run by British right-wing blogger Paul Staines, is critical of the development saying that “the danger is that with no infrastructure to back it up, soundbites will not turn into action”.

It had previously been reported that Oliver Lewis, who is an ally of Boris Johnson’s controversial former advisor Dominic Cummings, left because he felt his position was being made “untenable” by others in No 10.

He worked with Boris Johnson on Vote Leave, his leadership campaign and helped him strike the Brexit deal with the EU. It is claimed that the UK Prime Minister called Lewis into office and “bo***cked him” over alleged leaks, which he denied.

The resignation follows that of Luke Graham, the former MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, who left after what was described as a “brutal” row.

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