Scottish Tories in open revolt as they demand Boris quits over backyard celebration with chief Douglas Ross saying PM’s place is ‘untenable’

  • PM admitted he attended the No10 backyard ‘celebration’ throughout lockdown in Could 2020 
  • Tory chief north of the border Douglas Ross has referred to as PM’s place ‘untenable’
  • He was backed by his predecessor and outstanding Johnson critic Ruth Davidson 

Scottish Tories had been in open revolt final night time as they heaped strain on Boris Johnson to give up.

Their chief north of the border, Douglas Ross, mentioned the PM’s place was ‘untenable’ after he admitted attending a Downing Road celebration throughout lockdown.

‘I mentioned yesterday if the Prime Minister attended this occasion in Downing Road on Could 20, 2020, he couldn’t proceed as Prime Minister so, regretfully, I’ve to say his place is now not tenable,’ he instructed STV Information.

Scottish Tories leader Douglas Ross is leading the calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to quit

Scottish Tories chief Douglas Ross is main the requires Prime Minister Boris Johnson to give up

‘There was one easy query to reply yesterday, certainly, from Monday night time after we noticed this invitation which was to greater than 100 folks asking them to affix others within the Downing Road backyard and convey their very own booze.

‘If the Prime Minister was there, and he accepted at present that he was, then I felt he couldn’t proceed.’

His predecessor, Ruth Davidson, a outstanding critic of Mr Johnson, backed Mr Ross. She mentioned of his feedback: ‘A tricky name to make. However the suitable one.’

Jackson Carlaw, one other former Scottish Tory chief, additionally demanded Mr Johnson go, together with different Conservatives MSPs.

Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (pictured with successor Douglas Ross in 2021) has said that while its 'a tough call' she feels it's 'the right one' that he should stand down

Former Scottish Conservative chief Ruth Davidson (pictured with successor Douglas Ross in 2021) has mentioned that whereas its ‘a tricky name’ she feels it is ‘the suitable one’ that he ought to stand down

He tweeted: ‘Provided that the PM has now confirmed he attended a rule-breaking gathering, he has misplaced the arrogance of the nation, so I imagine Douglas has made the suitable name and that the PM ought to stand down.’

At a gathering with MSPs final night time, Mr Ross instructed them that Mr Johnson had instructed him he couldn’t assure there wouldn’t be extra revelations.