Douglas Ross is a British politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Moray since 2017 and leader of the Scottish Conservative Party since 2020. He was born in Aberdeen on 27 January1983 and was educated at Forres Academy. He was educated in an agricultural college and worked on a dairy farm. In his youth, he became a member of the Scottish Liberal Democrats but then switched to the Scottish Conservatives.
Scottish Conservative Leaders Have Asked Boris Johnson to Quit
The Scottish Conservative Party leaders have asked for Boris Johnson’s resignation following the rule-breaking party scandal in Downing Street during lockdown.
In May 2020, Boris Johnson joined a drinks party in Downing Street during the lockdown. Numerous MPs in the Conservative Party were aware of his presence at the gathering.
Initially, he tried to pretend that he was there for a work event, but many Conservative MPs announced that his excuse was unacceptable. He apologised for his action, but no one accepted his excuse and he lost his face.
Speaking to Johnson last Wednesday, Douglas Ross was the first person to ask him for his resignation.
In his comments, Ross said he had demanded an explanation when news emerged of the prime minister’s principal private secretary inviting colleagues to “socially distanced drinks” during the first Covid lockdown in May 2020.
Ross said: “what we also heard from the prime minister today was an apology. And he said, with hindsight, he would have done things differently, which for me, is an acceptance from the prime minister that it was wrong, and therefore, I don’t want to be in this position, but I am in the position now where I don’t think he can continue as the leader of the Conservatives.
“The evidence is clear. People were invited to bring their own booze, to enjoy the garden in Downing Street and that is by any definition a party, a gathering that wasn’t allowed and therefore the prime minister broke his own rules.”
Ross said it is up to the prime minister how quickly he stood down and it was up to other MPs whether they pressed for a motion of no confidence in him. Nearly two-thirds of Scottish Tory MSPs have now publicly called for Johnson to quit.
Tory backbencher William Wragg indicated that Johnson should depart soon, saying the “constant distraction” of stories such as those about the party was affecting the government of the nation and unfairly damaging the names of other MPs.”
However, Boris Johnson has said people must search for the news correctly and has asked for an opportunity to prove himself.
In the meantime, Conservative leaders have talked about careful research to choose a replacement for Boris Johnson.
They said that although Boris Johnson’s had apologised, the number of people who were affected by Covid-19 after that party was a big blow to society.
Conservative leaders have discussed a faster inquiry to check Boris Johnson’s claims. They have even said that although Boris Johnson claims to have attended the party for the sake of a work event, believing this excuse was impossible.
They have said that even if he was at the party for work, why did he drink alcohol? Johnson has said that he was there for 25 minutes and he denied drinking or breaking any rules.
Mr Ross had previously led calls for the prime minister to resign over the Downing Street party scandal, insisting his position was “no longer tenable.”
But in a U-turn, he said: “the middle of an international crisis is not the time to be discussing resignation unless it’s the removal of Vladimir Putin. There will be a time and place to debate partygate but, as even [UK Labour Leader] Keir Starmer said at the weekend, we should put that on pause while there is war in Europe.
“It’s essential that we all fully support what the UK government is doing.
“In light of Russia’s appalling actions, the government and prime minister need our backing, and they have mine and the whole Scottish Conservative Party’s.”
Why Should Boris Johnson Resign?
Boris Johnson must resign because attending the Downing Street party manifested his main character.
He attended the party at the time of lockdown. This matter caused people to lose their trust in him. Indeed, going to the Downing Street party during lockdown showed that democracy is just a slogan.
Now people do really want his resignation and they are calling for a replacement.
He should now resign his post. If he refuses to go, his party must dismiss him. He behaved in the most shameful manner during the most difficult of times. This untimely joyfulness troubled the entire nation as many companies were closed and thousands of people had lost their jobs. Too many people died due to being infected with Covid-19.
The Downing Street party proved his inefficiency and many governmental officials understood that keeping him as the prime minister of a country was totally wrong.
Replacing Boris Johnson with another prime minister can also be challenging. It can even be a serious crisis as some of his activities – not just related to partygate – cannot be redeemed. For a long time, he has been behaving in a manner which is not easily justifiable.
Why Has Douglas Ross Asked Boris Johnson to Resign?
The Downing Street party was a great blow to Britain’s economy. Hence, Scotland’s Conservative Party leader, Douglass Ross, has asked Boris Johnson to resign.
They had a difficult telephone conversation on Wednesday in which Douglas Ross asked Boris Johnson to resign his position. He wrote a letter to the 1922 committee and expressed his lack of confidence in the PM.
He talked to the prime minister and explained why he had lost his confidence in him. Boris Johnson apologised for his mistake, but Ross said he could no longer trust him.
Boris Johnson accepted the people’s anger for his mistake. He said people should be angry with me, because if I legislate a law I must obey it.
Boris Johnson’s scandals were revealed during the hardest days when people were fighting with Covid-19. Johnson and his assistants undermined the pandemic restrictions. They had prevented people from taking part in gatherings, visiting their relatives, and even attending their loved ones’ funerals.
People were observing tough rules because of these restrictions, but the government ignored them all and spread the virus in its parties. Even Queen Elizabeth mourning her husband alone in the church was one the worst lockdown scenes in Britain.
Cabinet Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg dismissed Ross as a “lightweight” Tory figure, sparkling rebukes from other MPs and warnings that the upper-crust Englishman was bolstering the case for Scottish independence.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has insisted Johnson had been “very, very sincere in his apology, amid warnings that Conservative MPs could be mobilising for a no-confidence vote.
Boris Johnson is currently spending tough days in his career and his destiny depends on the government senior clerk, Sue Gray.
She is assessing the event that took place in May 2020 in Downing Street and has said that Johnson must wait for the final decision. Here, there is a person who supports Boris Johnson’s mistake. The Conservative Party and Douglas Ross, however, insist on Boris Jonson’s withdrawal during these crucial days.