Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s main adviser tasked with battling Scottish independence has resigned less than two weeks after being appointed as the head of Downing Street‘s Union unit.
Oliver Lewis argued his position was made “untenable” thanks to his colleagues at No. 10.
“Disunity in the Union unit. Or maybe just despair at realising how threadbare the case for it is,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tweeted in response to his resignation.
“As support for independence grows, the Tories are losing advisers like rats on a sinking ship.” the SNP’s Westminster deputy leader Kirsten Oswald said after claiming the prime minister’s “taxpayer-funded anti-independence campaign” is collapsing.
Downing Street has declined to comment on Lewis’ departure.