The National:

THE BBC has long been the subject of much ire among independence supporters.

But Yes backers in both Scotland and Wales have welcomed the corporation’s latest intervention in the constitutional debate after it seemingly made their wishes come true.

It all stems from a BBC News article about Christmas-time coronavirus restrictions.

Up to three households will be allowed to stay together and form a "Christmas bubble" from 23 to 27 December.

The measures have been agreed by all four UK administrations – the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments, as well as the Northern Irish executive.

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But in a welcome revelation for independence backers in Scotland and Wales, the BBC reported that the new rules had been agreed by the “leaders of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland”.

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Boris Johnson’s demotion was hailed by Yes supporters online.

Yes Cymru broke the news on Twitter.

“That’ll do, @BBCNews. That’ll do,” they posted.

One comment read: “Just glad to see England's first minister finally seeing sense in working with Scotland, northern Ireland & Wales.”

SNP and Yes Scotland strategist Ross Colquhoun also welcomed the announcement.

BBC News, which declined to comment, has now removed any mention of the "leader of England".