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Douglas Ross calls for PM's resignation if he misled MPs over party


By Ewan Malcolm

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DOUGLAS Ross has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson must resign if he misled MPs about a Christmas party at Downing Street.

Douglas Ross said if PM Boris Johnson is found to have misled parliament then he must resign.
Douglas Ross said if PM Boris Johnson is found to have misled parliament then he must resign.

The Scottish Conservative leader and MP for Moray said it was clear a party had taken place last December - a violation of Covid rules at the time last year.

Speaking to the BBC today, Mr Ross said: "If the Prime Minister knew about this party last December, knew about this party last week, and was still denying it, then that is the most serious allegation.

"There is absolutely no way you can mislead parliament and think you could get off with that.

"No one should continue in their post if they mislead parliament in that way."

Mr Johnson has since apologised but added that he had been "repeatedly assured" that there was no party and that no rules were broken.

Allegra Stratton, Mr Johnson's spokeswoman at the time, was filmed joking with staff about a Christmas party last December in a leaked video. Ms Stratton resigned today and the Prime Minister has since ordered an inquiry.


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