The Leadership of the Scottish Conservatives appeared to be in hiding from the media today after a court order found that Prime Minister Boris Johnson “misled Parliament”.
BREAKING: new Court Order handed down in last hour shows Boris Johnson misled Parliament over Covid contracts.— Good Law Project (@GoodLawProject) March 5, 2021
You can read the Court Order and consequential judgment in full here. https://t.co/elZtTqkWiH
This follows over a week of intense pressure being applied to Nicola Sturgeon by Conservative politicians and the media over baseless claims that she misled the Scottish Parliament about the Alex Salmond inquiry.
Ian Blackford, the Leader of the SNP MPs at Westminster took to Twitter to ask when the Scottish Tories would be calling for the Prime Minister’s head and criticised their recent attacks “based on no evidence and solely for political gain”.
Sometimes shameless attacks, smears and accusations based on no evidence and solely for political gain come back to bite you. Im not sure how the Tories deplored recent behaviour could have backfired any more. I assume the @ScotTories will be calling for the PM to resign any min? https://t.co/BWWMRV4jej— Ian Blackford (@Ianblackford_MP) March 5, 2021
Other Twitter users were quick to echo the call for the Tories to show some consistency and backbone to disprove the notion that they were merely playing party politics when they sought Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation, by seeking the same from the Prime Minister.
I’m sure the Scottish Conservatives will be calling for a vote of no confidence and insisting he should resign? It’s the only option available to them without looking like craven hypocrites.— Paul Philbin 🏁 (@PaulPhilbin91) March 5, 2021
@Douglas4Moray @RuthDavidsonMSP can’t wait to hear the loud screams of @BorisJohnson RESIGN !!! When is the VONC being tabled ?? This afternoon ??— Gordy (@GSMScotland) March 5, 2021
Great work @GoodLawProject
Expose these #TORYLAWBREAKERS
They want N Sturgeon to resign for an unproven, no evidence for, misleading of Scot Parl. She has integrity. Explained her position over 8 hour interrogation— Tricia greig (@Triciagreig2) March 5, 2021
He must be held responsible for his words & actions
Other commenters called for the mainstream media to up their game and actually attempt to get a comment on the matter from senior Scottish Tory figures, or at the least run it as a major news story.
Where is the media outrage at this. Could this not be brought to the attention of Ruth Davidson and Douglas Ross so they can show as much outrage at the PM’s obfuscation. Come on BBC where is coverage of this disgrace— donald mackay (@donraemac) March 5, 2021
I wonder what will be both headline news on the TV tonight and on the front pages tomorrow?— S Challis🇳🇵🇬🇧🇪🇺🇦🇶🇦🇹 #FBPE (@SmokinGun1970) March 5, 2021
I’m sure @afneil will be all over this as much as he has been over the Scottish Government…..then again maybe not— Raberto (@Dastardly_Mutt) March 5, 2021
Wonder if this will be all over the news? – might give him a chance to shine like it did for Nicola Sturgeon 😂😂 unlikely— Christopher für immer (@chrsfurimmer) March 5, 2021
I look forward to @BBCNewsnight and @BBCNews giving this the same amount of coverage as they have to to the still-to-be-proven allegations against @NicolaSturgeon— RogerJarman 😷🤞🇪🇸 (@pedanteric5) March 5, 2021
And I’m sure @Douglas4Moray will soon be calling for Johnson to resign 🙄