NICOLA Sturgeon will tell Boris Johnson that Scotand must chart its own course when the two meet for the first time later today.

The Prime Minister is visiting Scotland as part of his tour of the Union.

He is due to meet the First Minister in Edinburgh following a speech at Faslane.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Sturgeon said: “The people of Scotland did not vote for this Tory Government, they didn’t vote for this new Prime Minister, they didn’t vote for Brexit and they certainly didn’t vote for a catastrophic no-deal Brexit which Boris Johnson is now planning for.

“Boris Johnson has formed a hard-line Tory government with one aim – to take Scotland and the UK out of the EU without a deal.

“Scotland has been ignored throughout the Brexit process and it is now time for everyone who cares about the future of Scotland to come together to chart our own course and say to the Tories – stop driving our country towards disaster.”

One of Johnson’s first actions as Prime Minister was to give himself the title, Minister of the Union. However his premiership has seemingly stretched what he calls the “awesome foursome” to breaking point.

Last month a Panelbase Survey revealed that support for Scottish independence would rise to 53% if Johnson moved into Downing Street.

And today, a sensational poll for ITV Wales has put Welsh nationalists, Plaid Cymru, top of both the constituency vote and the regional list for the next Assembly elections.

Ahead of his speech the Prime Minister announced £300m towards growth deals across Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.