Douglas Ross, a vicious attacker, demanded that the Prime Minister tell him today whether he attended a BYOB event in May 2020. “If the Prime Minister has misled Parliament, then he must resign”
Boris Johnson was hit hard by a vicious attack by his Scottish party leader. “utterly despicable”Scam at No10 parties
Douglas Ross stated that the Prime Minister must be a Canadian. “settle this right now”Today, tell us if he attended a ‘BYOB’Party in the No10 garden, 20 May 2020
He said that Mr Johnson, who told the Commons on December 1, spoke. “all guidance was followed completely in No10”If he lies or breaks the law, he must resign.
Sky News interviewed Ross: “If the Prime Minister has misled Parliament, then he must resign.”
The shocking poll revealed that 66% of Brits (including 42% of those who voted Tory 2019) believed Johnson should resign in the wake of the parties furore.
No 10 was plunged into fresh chaos last night when it emerged the PM’s principal private secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an e-mail inviting more than 100 staff to drinks in the No10 garden on 20 May 2020 – while outdoor gatherings were banned.
He wrote: “Hi all, after what has been an incredibly busy period we thought it would be nice to make the most of the lovely weather and have some socially distanced drinks in the No 10 garden this evening.
“We invite you to join us starting at 6pm. Please bring your own booze.”
Yet Boris Johnson’s spokesman today said the PM had “full confidence” in Mr Reynolds, who remains in his job.
Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to say whether he attended the gathering, which is being investigated by Whitehall ethics enforcer Sue Gray and has sparked discussions with police.
The PM today ducked a Commons grilling on the party.
Instead minister Michael Ellis urged MPs to wait for Ms Gray’s probe – which will be paused if police launch a full investigation.
But Mr Ross said: “The Prime Minister can settle this right now, he can tell people, was he at the party or not.
“We don’t need to wait for Sue Gray’s investigation, we don’t need to wait for Prime Minister’s Questions.
“We just need the Prime Minister to answer that very simple question.”
He added: “If there’s nothing to hide here, if there’s no issue, then just answer the question.
“And if there is, then that is an acceptance that he himself breached the guidance his government were putting in place.
“This is the guidance that stopped people going to family members’ funerals, that stopped people grieving together. It meant doctors and nurses were working flat out to get this virus under control and people across the country were following some of the strictest guidance we’ve ever seen.
“And if the Prime Minister and others within No10 breached that guidance, while earlier that afternoon a Cabinet minister had told people what they were expected to do, yet out the back of No10 people were enjoying the sunshine in the garden, I think that is utterly despicable.”
Asked if the PM could stay in his job if he broke the law, Mr Ross replied: “Absolute no. This is a law that he and his government created.”
He went on: “They must also be punished if the UK government or the Prime Minister break these rules.”