LORD David Frost’s claim that devolution should be rolled back to save Boris Johnson’s job has been dubbed a stark reminder that Westminster “doesn’t prioritise Scotland”.

Former Brexit negotiator Frost wrote in The Telegraph that Johnson needs to “unite the kingdom” to keep his job as Prime Minister.

The senior Tory also said that the pandemic had shown the “nonsense” of having different rules in different parts of the UK.

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The SNP have hit back at Frost’s suggestion and said Scotland should not be “forced to blindly follow” UK Government decisions they describe as “reckless”.

It comes as Johnson is set to scrap Covid isolation rules in England and rumours that the free lateral flow test scheme will be dropped, with vulnerable people and healthcare staff forced to pay.

Writing in a new column, Frost set out his plan to “save Boris, the Conservative Party and the country” - with the first stage being “rebuilding the UK nation state as a collective endeavour for everyone in it”.

He wrote: “A country with self-respect cannot have its laws set by others.

The National:

David Frost set out his plan to save Johnson's job as PM in a new column

“We must therefore finish the business of re-establishing our sovereignty in Northern Ireland – step by step, if necessary, but with no doubt about the final goal.

“We should put an end to ‘devolve and forget’ in Scotland and Wales. Local decision-making is fine, but it should come within a sensible national framework.

“The pandemic made clear the nonsense of having four different travel and public health policies.”

Ignoring the outpouring of scandals and allegations of sleaze and corruption from Downing Street, Frost said not everything had gone wrong for Johnson’s administration.

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He wrote: “Admittedly, it has two huge achievements to its credit: getting us out of the EU, and delivering an exit from the pandemic without the coercive measures we have seen elsewhere.

“Merry England is one of the freest countries in the world.”

Frost also called for stopping “inward migration”, adding: “We must also be ready to insist that people who come here to live permanently should be committed to this country and determined to make it a success – to build a more cohesive Britain. This may require some difficult choices.”

SNP health spokesperson at Westminster, Martyn Day MP, hit back at Frost’s comments.

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He told The National: "If we needed a reminder that Scotland, and the voices of the people that live here, are not priorities for the Westminster government then this is it.

“This is on top of the UK Government's plan to scrap free Lateral Flow Tests, despite the opposition and warnings from the Scottish and other devolved governments.

"The Scottish Government made it clear from the very start of the pandemic that a four-nations approach would be the best approach - but when the Boris Johnson's UK Government is recklessly taking steps that ignore the science and put people's lives at risks just to prevent Tory MPs from kicking him out of office, Scotland cannot be expected to blindly follow.

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"Scotland, under the SNP government, will continue to take a more cautious approach and follow the science to protect people."

We previously told how Frost resigned from his role as Brexit negotiator, with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss stepping in to the role and in charge of heading talks with the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Frost ruled out a return to the Cabinet as he opposes the incoming National Insurance hike brought in by Johnson.