Boris Johnson's Brexit plans draw backlash outside England, threatening unity of the UK

Press quote (The Japan Times)
02 August 2019

“It was perfectly foreseeable that the hardest of hard Brexit would put huge strains on the union,” the Centre for European Reform’s deputy director John Springford said.

“It’s clear that Brexit, which is an English nationalist project, really … matters much more to him than the future of the union,” Springford said.

...Springford called Johnson “a gift for Sturgeon,” adding, “If (Johnson) manages to force through a no-deal Brexit, then the likelihood that Scotland leaves is much higher.”