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Row over Scotland non-essential travel ban to Manchester escalates

Scottish government briefing dismisses Andy Burnham’s protests as ‘incoherent and absurd’

A row over Scotland’s ban on non-essential travel to Manchester has escalated after a Scottish government briefing dismissed the explanation of the Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, for protesting against the restrictions as “incoherent and absurd” .

A spokesperson for Burnham later expressed surprise that Nicola Sturgeon’s team had briefed details of a discussion “in what we were told was a confidential meeting”.

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