Theresa May accused of snubbing Scotland

London—Theresa May, the prime minister, has come under criticism for excluding the scrutiny of undercover operations in Scotland from a public inquiry.
She had set up the public inquiry into the undercover infiltration of hundreds of political groups since 1968, but limited its scope to examining covert operations in England and Wales.
In one of her last decisions as home secretary, she resisted calls to extend the public inquiry to look at the conduct of the undercover police in Scotland as well.
Her decision has provoked criticism from campaigners and politicians who say that significant abuses by the undercover police will be ignored.
Police have said undercover police who monitored political activists in England and Wales collaborated with Scottish police forces.
For example, Mark Kennedy, the undercover officer who infiltrated environmental groups for seven years, visited Scotland 14 times during his time as a spy.—Agencies

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