By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
Published: 08:10 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 08:10 BST, 2 May 2021
Billions of pounds will be spent on improving road and rail links to Scotland under plans being put forward by Boris Johnson to strengthen the Union, it was claimed today.
The Prime Minister is said to be preparing to splash the cash on better infrastructure in a desperate bid to see off the threat of Scottish independence.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The Government is also looking at treating Scottish NHS patients on beds in England to deal with an operations backlog while UK diplomats in foreign capitals will be told to stress the case against independence.
The plans could also see a student exchange programme set up between the UK nations.
News of the PM's plans, first reported in The Sunday Telegraph, came amid fears of a an SNP landslide victory at Thursday's Holyrood election.
However, a new poll suggests that while Nicola Sturgeon's party is on course for victory, her chances of winning a crucial majority appear to be on a knife edge.
Boris Johnson, pictured on a visit to a school in London on April 29, is said to be preparing to spend billion of pounds improving transport links to Scotland
The PM is hoping the spending will help to counter Nicola Sturgeon's push for