Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been told in a private report to create a new Cabinet position for the Union and make it as important a job as other “great offices of state to defend the UK from separatism.
In an article by the Telegraph, the paper revealed details of a report by the former Scottish minister Lord Dunlop, which was submitted to the Prime Minister in November 2019 but has not yet been published.
The report was commissioned in an attempt to preserve the United Kingdom in the decades to come and counter the possibility of Scottish independence, the report is said to suggest the adoption of a new minister to be titled Secretary of State for Intergovernmental and Constitutional Affairs and is designed to be given to one of the “big beasts” in the Cabinet.
Lord Dunlop suggests the position be on a level with the other traditional great offices of state – the Foreign Office, Treasury and Home Office – to underscore the minister’s seniority.
His report was commissioned by Theresa May just before she left Number 10 in the summer of 2019 and delivered later that year but remains unpublished 15 months on.
On Tuesday night, a Cabinet Office source said there had been “direction of travel” towards Lord Dunlop’s vision however a Government spokesman declined to comment on the specifics of the report.
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