BORIS Johnson’s spokesperson has been forced to deny accusations the PM called Nicola Sturgeon “that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman” during a No 10 meeting on climate change.

Johnson is accused of making the insult during a Downing Street get-together about the COP26 due to be held in Glasgow later this year.

The Tories have faced criticism for their chaotic management of the event after last week sacking the woman responsible for overseeing it.

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There have also been tensions between the governments in Edinburgh and London over both the cost of the event and the use of Glasgow’s Science Centre in November.

High-profile figures such as David Cameron, Iain Duncan Smith and William Hague are said to have turned down taking over the running of the event.

The removal of Claire Perry O’Neill, a former Tory MP, was followed by a BBC report that indicated that she might sue the UK Government after sources close to her revealed that she was fired for criticising government failings.

O’Neill also suggested Sturgeon be given a formal role in the running of the event in order to get the SNP on side.

When the suggestion was put to him, according to a witness who told The Sun, Johnson responded: “Over my f****** dead body,” adding: “I’m not being driven out of Scotland by that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman.”

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The official who witnessed the outburst added: “It was an extraordinary reaction from the Prime Minister, and not how many of us thought he should handle the Nicola Sturgeon problem at all.”