SNP in screeching U-turn on England travel ban: Sturgeon forced to drop unnecessary plan

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The Scottish First Minister imposed travel restrictions on anyone heading to Manchester and Salford June 21.

The decision sparked outrage from Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, who accused Ms Sturgeon of treating the region with “contempt”.

He announced he was planning to write to the Scottish Government to demand “compensation for the individuals who might lose holidays and the businesses who might lose bookings”.

“I just think it’s double standards, it’s hypocrisy,” he said.

“That is exactly what the SNP always accuse the Westminster government of doing, riding roughshod over people.

“The SNP are treating the north of England with the same contempt in bringing that in without any consultation with us.”

Just seven days after the ban was introduced and the SNP leader has U-turned and lifted travel restrictions.

From midnight Scots will once again be allowed to travel to Greater Manchester, and will also be allowed to travel to Bolton after restrictions were placed on the town on May 24.

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