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Douglas Ross

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Douglas Ross is a Scottish politician, born in Aberdeen in 1983. He is the MP for Moray and the MSP for the Highlands and Islands. He is the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party.

12 Jan, 2022

Ross: Johnson should resign over lockdown party

Calls for resignation

Ross says Johnson should resign for attending a garden party at No 10 Downing Street at the height of the pandemic in 2020. He says he is concerned that the continuing debate around ‘Partygate’ will be a distraction from the good governance of the country.

Regretfully, I have to say that his position is not tenable…I don’t want to be in this position, but I am in this position now, where I don’t think he can continue as leader of the Conservatives…I also have to look at the information I’ve got in front of me and stick with the position that I made quite clear yesterday that, if he did attend that party, he couldn’t continue as Prime Minister.

Ross also added that when he discussed these issues with the PM he made a defence of his own position, claiming that he hadn’t done anything wrong.

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