The SNP has said Boris Johnson must go – after he arrogantly refused to say whether he will resign if the police investigation finds him to have broken lockdown rules and reports revealing Tory donors are being placed at the heart of Westminster in return for millions of pounds.
The Sunday Times revealed that multimillionaires are being ushered into the heart of government as part of a secret ‘advisory board’, in return for a £250,000 donation to the Tory party.
It comes after the Prime Minister, who is being investigated by the Met Police over parties held at Downing Street during lockdown, repeatedly refused to say he would go if he is found to have broken the law, and refused to publish his questionnaire.
Commenting, SNP Depute Westminster Leader, Kirsten Oswald MP said:
“It is utterly absurd that Boris Johnson believes he can remain in office – indeed, it is absurd that he is even still in office after the long list of scandal and sleaze that seems to be endemic in his premiership.
“Under Boris Johnson, the UK is in a state of constant chaos.
“Westminster is engulfed in sleaze, corruption and criminality, the Tory cost of living crisis is spiralling out of control, and his reckless hard Brexit has inflicted billions of pounds of damage to Scotland’s economy.
“He should have gone long ago – and it is a disgrace that Tory MPs are continuing to sit on their hands and keep him in office.
“His arrogance is quite frankly dangerous.
“Scotland never voted for this Prime Minister or this government, yet we’ve had to put up with it and the long list of scandals that are costing taxpayers’ millions.
“We have another and better option open to us through independence, which will rid us of this sleazy Westminster government and allow us to do more to build a fairer society, where it is not one rule for the Tory elite and another for the rest of us.”