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Sturgeon to meet May for Brexit talks at Downing Street

The pair will also discuss the UK Government's forthcoming Budget on Tuesday.

Meeting: Nicola Sturgeon (left) has not met Theresa May since March.
Meeting: Nicola Sturgeon (left) has not met Theresa May since March. SWNS

The First Minister and Prime Minister will hold talks on Brexit at Downing Street on Tuesday.

It will be the first meeting between the pair since they met in Glasgow in March ahead of the UK Government triggering Article 50, the mechanism which notified the European Union that the country intended to leave.

The pair will primarily discuss Brexit but will also talk about other matters such as the Chancellor's forthcoming budget are expected to feature.

Relations between both administrations have been strained by the Brexit process, which resulted in May blocking the Scottish Government's attempt to hold a second independence referendum.

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A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "The First Minister will be seeking clarity on a range of issues at this meeting with the Prime Minister, including Brexit and the impact on Scotland of the EU Withdrawal Bill.

"She will also set out the Scottish Government's expectations of the UK Budget, as well as discussing the introduction of universal credit and the effect it has had."

The devolved administration is particularly aggrieved by what it views as a "power grab" by the UK Government over powers which are held by the EU but involve areas Holyrood administers, such as fishing and farming.

Both the Scottish and Welsh governments have proposed a number of amendments to the key piece of legislation which will take the UK out of the EU to ensure devolved responsibilities are not changed.

Sturgeon has previously spoken of her frustration around discussions with May.

She told the New Statesman: "The Theresa May that the country ended up seeing in the election was the one I've been dealing with for however long she's been Prime Minister.

"This is a woman who sits in meetings where it's just the two of you and reads from a script."

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