Commenting ahead of the Tory vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“Boris Johnson is completely unfit to be Prime Minister and he should have been removed from office long ago.
“He has broken the law, lied to parliament and distracted the UK government from tackling the issues that matter, including the Tory cost of living crisis and the long-term damage caused by Brexit.
“Tory MPs must finally put the interests of the public first.
“They must vote Boris Johnson out and do it now.
“And there cannot be any more flip-flopping from Douglas Ross and the Scottish Tories.
“Ross has made himself and the Tory Holyrood group look utterly ridiculous, while the rest of the spineless Scottish Tory MPs have shown nothing but craven loyalty to Boris Johnson – it is way past time for all of them to finally do the right thing and vote him out of office.
“But for Scotland, the outcome of this vote will change very little.
“We will still have a Tory government we didn’t vote for, imposing devastating policies we do not support.
“The only way to keep Scotland safe from Tory cuts, Brexit and Westminster control is to become an independent country and escape the broken Westminster system for good.”