Fri 21 Oct, 2022

A Boris Johnson return would be “truly preposterous” and “ridiculous” and would show “a total contempt for the millions of people who suffered through his terrible tenure” according to the Scottish Greens. 

The comments come when there is mounting speculation of Boris Johnson standing to be the Tory leader again.

Scottish Greens Co-leader Patrick Harvie said:

“The speculation would be laughable if the consequences weren’t so serious. We only have to think back a matter of weeks to the lies, chaos and incompetence that eventually forced Boris Johnson out of Downing Street. 

“It is a sign of how desperate things have become for the Tories when they are even talking about bringing him back. He has already shown that he is totally unfit for office. He is still under investigation for the lies he told the last time. 

“For the Tories to make him Prime Minister again would be truly preposterous and ridiculous. It would also show a total contempt for the millions of people who suffered through his terrible tenure. That is exactly why we can’t rule-out the idea of them doing it.

“We need to remove this shambles of a government once and for all. More than that, we need to get away from the politics of inequality and environmental destruction that they represent. 

“In 2014 we were told that independence would mean being dragged out of Europe against our will. They said it would mean austerity and political instability. Staying in the UK has imposed all of this on us, and I defy anyone to say Scotland can't do better than this.”

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