Boris Johnson 'will spend billions of pounds to save the Union'

Boris Johnson 'will spend billions of pounds improving road and rail links to Scotland to save the Union' and see off threat of independence referendum as Nicola Sturgeon's hopes of winning a majority are on a knife edge Boris Johnson plans to spend billions of pounds on infrastructure to save Union PM expected to implement plans in the wake of Thursday's Holyrood elections Poll shows SNP heading for victory but winning majority could be on knife edge Fear an SNP majority will see Nicola Sturgeon immediately demand IndyRef2 

By Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline

Published: 08:10 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 08:10 BST, 2 May 2021

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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. 

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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

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 Scottish independence. The SNP leader is pictured in Perth on May 1

The PM is hoping the spending will help to counter Nicola Sturgeon's push for

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