Responding to Conservative MPs voting to keep a lawbreaker in Number 10, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Alex Cole-Hamilton commented:
“It’s one rule for them and another for the rest of us.
“Boris Johnson is a liar and lawbreaker who isn’t fit to remain Prime Minister for a moment longer.
“But people won’t forget the riotous parties, Douglas Ross’ U-turns or being taken for granted.
“That’s why we’re seeing more and more people turn to hardworking Scottish Liberal Democrats who are focused on what really matters right now, whereas the Scottish Conservatives will be anchored to Boris Johnson.”
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said:
“Conservative MPs are now fully responsible for the Prime Minister’s behaviour.
“They have narrowly voted to keep a lawbreaker and liar in Number 10.
“Whilst Boris Johnson has clung on today – make no mistake, his reputation is in tatters and his authority is now totally shot.
“It’s clear that the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party are laughing at the British public.
“Every Conservative MP who cares about integrity and decency must do the right thing, resign the whip and sit as an independent.
“For the sake of our country, this failing Prime Minister cannot be propped up any longer.
“Johnson is teetering on the brink.
“He is too cowardly to resign – the people of Tiverton and Honiton will speak for Britain in giving their verdict on Boris Johnson in two weeks’ time.”