Douglas Ross is “out of excuses” and must resubmit his letter of no confidence to the 1922 backbench committee or risk losing any remaining credibility – after the publication of the damning Sue Gray report.
The report confirms that Boris Johnson and Downing Street staff partied and broke Covid guidelines whilst the rest of the country was in lockdown.
The SNP has said that Boris Johnson must now resign – and with Tory MSPs Alexander Stewart, Maurice Golden and Brian Whittle also calling for the PM to resign, Douglas Ross now risks losing control of his own party.
Commenting, SNP MSP Graeme Dey said:
“Douglas Ross is completely out of excuses – he must resubmit his letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson.
“As has been confirmed by the Sue Gray report, the Prime Minister broke the law, lied to the House of Commons and lied to the public.
“The Scottish Tory leader is also at risk of losing authority within his own party – as Tory MSPs defy his leadership to call for the resignation of Boris Johnson.
“The Tories should be focussing on tackling the cost of living crisis they have created, but instead they are distracted by in-fighting about their bosses at Westminster.
“Boris Johnson’s actions are disgraceful, either Tory MPs should remove him, or he should do the decent thing, for once, and resign.
“If Douglas Ross has a shred of credibility left, he will agree that the Prime Minister’s time is up, and he will call for his resignation.”