Renewed backing for Boris Johnson leaves The Scottish Tories looking ridiculous.
Responding to reports that Douglas Ross has withdrawn his letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson following repeated rule-breaking, SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“This is an utterly humiliating U-turn for Douglas Ross.
“Only a few weeks ago he was categorical that Boris Johnson should be removed from Downing Street over his repeated rule-breaking. N
“Now apparently he will roll out the carpet for the Prime Minister at the Scottish Conservative conference and pretend that the no-confidence letter that he submitted with such fanfare never happened.
“And of course, the entire Tory MSP group at Holyrood backed Douglas Ross in his demand that Boris Johnson quit – so they will no doubt be furious that he has marched them up a hill and now left them looking ridiculous.
“And the Tories’ weasel words that this isn’t the time to pursue such issues is beyond hypocritical – this time last year they tabled a no-confidence motion in the First Minister in the midst of a raging pandemic.
“It is ironic that, having tried to get his boss removed from office, spineless Douglas Ross has ended up catastrophically undermining his own position – and is no doubt on borrowed time as the apparent ‘leader’ of the Scottish Tories.”