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May to warn successor: ‘greatest’ duty is to strengthen union

PM will give speech in Scotland highlighting threat to integrity of UK from no-deal Brexit

Theresa May is warning her successor as prime minister about the grave responsibility of preserving the union, joining a growing chorus of senior Conservatives urging caution over a no-deal Brexit and the wider rise of populist policies.

In a speech in Scotland on Thursday, May is to say that whoever takes over from her in Downing Street – most likely to be Boris Johnson – will have among their “first and greatest” duties a requirement to strengthen the unity of the UK.

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