FOOTAGE of the Prime Minister saying he doesn't want Nicola Sturgeon 'anywhere near' a key climate change summit due to be held in Glasgow has surfaced.

Boris Johnson made the comments at a Tory Party conference drinks reception last night.

Addressing Tory delegates, the Prime Minister hinted he would block Scotland's First Minister from the international COP26 event, which will take place in Glasgow in December 2020.

The event will decide the direction of future global efforts to prevent the climate crisis.

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Johnson said: "I’ll tell you what we’ll do. We make sure - with every policy we pursue, with every investment we make in Scotland, then we put a Union flag on it.

“For instance, the COP26 climate change summit that’s going to be held ... the leaders of the entire world will come to Glasgow.

"I guess I don’t mind seeing a Saltire or two on that summit, but I want to see a Union flag - I don’t want to see Nicola Sturgeon anywhere near it."

The First Minister's spokesman responded to the comments earlier.

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He said: "Boris Johnson certainly sounded like he was enjoying himself at the Tory drinks reception.

"But out in the real world people will be deeply embarrassed to hear their Prime Minister acting so childishly.

"It is right that the COP26 conference should come to Scotland given our leadership in climate action.

"We were one of the first countries in the world to acknowledge the global climate emergency and the Scottish Government has introduced the toughest targets in the UK to ensure our action matches the scale of our climate ambitions."

He continued: "When it comes to issues of common concern such as climate change, the SNP Government are proud to play our part and work in partnership with other governments - something that Boris Johnson seems completely incapable of doing."