Scottish government refuses to publish details about Queen’s secret lobbying

Scottish government refuses to publish details about Queen’s secret lobbying

Civil servants decline to release letters thought to detail why monarch wanted to exempt her land from green energy initiative

The Scottish government is refusing to publish details about the Queen’s secret lobbying of ministers because it would undermine “the appearance of political neutrality” that the monarch adopts in public.

Civil servants made the startling admission when they refused to release private letters from the Queen’s Scottish lawyer that are thought to detail why she wanted to amend a bill dealing with green energy earlier this year.

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