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No 10’s Scotland gaffe

No 10's Scotland gaffe
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Today Theresa May travelled to Scotland to give a speech in which she claimed that Brexit will make the UK more united. In an attempt to counter calls from the SNP for 'IndyRef2', May said Britain's exit from the EU creates an opportunity to strengthen the ties between the nations of the United Kingdom.

All very well. Only there's a problem. According to the press release of the event, May gave the speech in 'East Kilbridge':

In truth, no such place exists. Instead May was speaking from East Kilbride. Mr S recommends that No 10 endeavour to make sure they spell Scottish place-names correctly in future -- otherwise the Prime Minister could be accused of being out of touch north of the border...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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