Commenting after more than 40% of Tory MPs voted to sack Boris Johnson, SNP Westminster Leader Ian Blackford MP said:
“Tory MPs should have drawn a line under Boris Johnson’s disastrous time as Prime Minister but instead they’ve bottled it – allowing this damaging circus to continue and leaving the Westminster government in crisis.
“The UK is now stuck in limbo with a lame duck Prime Minister who has lost the confidence of the public – and more than forty per cent of his own MPs – and is left limping around on borrowed time while the Tory party descends into bitter division.
“As for Douglas Ross, his position is completely untenable.
“If he had any principles or dignity he should quit as Scottish Tory leader.
“He has made himself look utterly ridiculous by flip-flopping over Boris Johnson’s future and will have no authority or credibility if he tries to cling on.”