Two damning new polls have revealed that an overwhelming majority of people across the UK believe that Boris Johnson should resign as Prime Minister following the latest rule-breaking party in Downing Street.
A YouGov/Sky News poll found that – excluding ‘don’t knows’ – 67% of people across the UK believe Boris Johnson should resign.
In Scotland, the number of people that think Johnson should resign rises to 79% – with only 21% thinking he should stay on.
A separate Savanta ComRes survey revealed that 73% of people – excluding ‘don’t knows’ – across the UK think Johnson should resign, as well as 42% of Tory voters in 2019.
Commenting, the SNP’s Deputy Westminster leader Kirsten Oswald MP said:
“Despite Boris Johnson’s desperate attempts to hide and try and wait for this latest scandal to pass, the reality is that people will not be fooled.
“With polls showing that an overwhelming majority of people across Scotland and the UK believe that Boris Johnson should resign over the latest reported Downing Street garden party, it’s clear that he cannot simply brush this under his already stuffed carpet.
“People are rightly furious about the corrupt Tory government’s conduct.
“While everyone else was following the rules, Boris Johnson and his Tory colleagues were flouting them.
“Tory MPs must take responsibility and show him the door – or the whole party will be further tainted by the lies, arrogance and rule-breaking.”