Wed 8 Dec, 2021

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has been branded “utterly pathetic” by the Scottish Greens after claiming that he still had confidence in the Prime Minister.

Mr Ross’ comments come after the Prime Minister and his colleagues spent a week denying that a Downing Street party had taken place at a time when severe restrictions were in place for the general public, and subsequent footage emerging showing Mr Johnson’s senior staff laughing about the event in question.

Commenting, Scottish Greens MSP Gillian Mackay said:

“Douglas Ross’ refusal to withdraw his support for Boris Johnson is utterly pathetic.

“The behaviour of Boris Johnson and his government continues to be utterly appalling. At a time of national crisis not only did those in his inner circle breach the very rules they had set down for the public, they’ve continually lied about it, and now footage shows them laughing about it while planning their excuses.

“This is not a laughing matter to the thousands of us who have lost a loved one during the pandemic, or to all those who were separated from family and friends because they followed the rules. Johnson’s time as Prime Minister will forever be tainted by lies, sleaze and corruption. It is time for him to resign and bring an end to this whole sorry episode.”

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