BORIS JOHNSON called Nicola Sturgeon ‘that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman’ during a foul-mouthed tirade at No.10, it has been claimed.
The PM is said to have been angered by a suggestion that Scotland’s first minister should be given a formal role at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, to smooth tensions over the event.
He allegedly said: ‘Over my f***ing dead body. I’m not being driven out of Scotland by that bloody Wee Jimmy Krankie woman.’
The Krankies are a Scottish comedy duo who enjoyed success in the 1970s and 1980s. Janette Tough, now 72, played the schoolboy Wee Jimmy Krankie while her husband Ian played the boy’s father. Downing Street denied the PM made the remark, reported by The Sun. But an insider said he did use bad language.
And ex-minister Claire Perry O’Neill, who put forward Ms Sturgeon for the role, said Mr Johnson ‘saltily’ rebutted her suggestion.
Ms O’Neill was due to be president of the UN summit in November but was sacked from the role last week. The SNP has denied it is being ‘difficult’ over the event, after facing claims it has booked buildings on the planned site.