Statement | Douglas Ross

Patrick Harvie called out Douglas Ross for failing to show respect to voters in Scotland.

Scottish Greens have welcomed news Tory leader Douglas Ross is being forced to stand-down.

Scottish Greens co-leader  Patrick Harvie said: “At times like these it is customary to say something conciliatory about a departing MSP, but Douglas Ross has been perhaps the worst leader in the Scottish Tories’ history and the Scottish Parliament and indeed, Scottish politics, will be well rid of him.

“He embodies everything that is wrong with the Tory party in his anti-environment, anti-equality, anti-democratic pursuit of self interest, epitomised by his ill-judged swoop for David Duguid’s Westminster seat even while he recovers from serious illness. 


Scottish Greens · Patrick Harvie reacts to news Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross is stepping down

“The fact he only now accepts that he must resign his seat as an MSP if he is returned to the House of Commons shows the utter contempt with which he holds his constituents and the Scottish Parliament. 

“It’s not just Douglas Ross that we need to be rid of, it is the divisive, reactionary and prejudiced politics that he represents.

“It is clear that Douglas Ross has lost the dressing room, but it’s important that the voters take the chance to show the whole Tory Party the red card.”

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