Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments at this evening’s press conference, Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP said:
“In failing to sack Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson has once again proven himself to be completely unfit for office. He has recklessly chosen to defend his adviser at the cost of undermining vital public health guidance, and in breach of his government’s own regulations. At a time when the overwhelming majority of people across the UK are making huge sacrifices for the greater public health good, the contempt shown to them by the Prime Minister and his cabal is a disgrace.
"One fact we should be grateful for, even though Johnson again failed to spell it out - is that his policy announcements apply only to England, and that Scotland and the other devolved nations are showing more responsibility. I sincerely hope that remains the case."