Commenting on the publication today of the long-awaited report by senior civil servant Sue Gray into the ‘Partygate’ scandal, local MP Richard Thomson has said that the Prime Minister should now do the decent thing and resign.
Senior leadership in 10 Downing Street was heavily criticised in the report, in which Ms Gray said they must "bear responsibility" for the party culture in Downing Street, which was a result of a "failure of leadership".
Conservative MSPs Alexander Stewart, Maurice Golden and Brian Whittle have also called for the Prime Minister to resign.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
"It is now beyond all doubt the Prime Minister knew about events, attended them - and was lying to Parliament when he claimed otherwise.
"Misleading Parliament is a resignation matter in itself - but just as important is the fact that the Prime Minister and his Downing Street team were breaking the rules that they had imposed.
"There cannot be one rule for Boris Johnson and another for the rest of us. If the Prime Minister won't do the honourable thing and resign, he must be forced out of office by his own MPs. Anything less will simply be another display of contempt to every single person who followed the rules, stayed away from family, and missed funerals of loved ones.”