Ian Blackford warns Boris Johnson won’t leave No.10 without a fight ‘Needs to be removed!’

Ian Blackford clashes with host on call for Johnson to resign

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The SNP’s Ian Blackford has called on Conservative MPs to boot Boris Johnson out of office. Mr Blackford argued that Boris Johnson is unlikely to step down on his own accord amid the ongoing scandals surrounding Whitehall parties in the middle of the UK’s coronavirus lockdowns. 

Mr Blackford told Sky News: “Let’s not forget, this is a man that progued parliament, he shut down parliament was found wanting in the highest court of the land, a man that’s prepared to breach international treaties.

“A man that puts his friends into the House of Lords when they gave large sums of money to the Conservative Party.

“All the scandal over the refurbishment of the flat in Downing Street, this is a man that’s cavalier in his approach to government.

“I have to say I don’t believe he’s fit for purpose, I don’t believe he’s fit to be Prime Minister.”

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He added: “In the end, this is going to come down to the Conservative MPs.

“They know at this stage… they recognise that they can’t tolerate this man as Prime Minister anymore, he has to go. I suspect he won’t resign in his own volition.

“He needs to be removed because and this is not hyperbole, this is a man that’s actually a threat to our democracy because of the way that it behaves.

“He’s treating Government, Number 10 as his personal plaything and it has to end.”

 

Ian Blackford clashes with host on call for Johnson to resign

It comes after a screenshot surfaced showing an email from a senior aide to the Prime Minister inviting staff to party in the garden behind No 10 during England’s first lockdown in May 2020.

Martin Reynolds, the Prime Minister’s principal private secretary, sent the email to more than 100 Downing Street employees inviting them to “make the most of the lovely weather” in the garden.

England was under tough coronavirus restrictions banning groups from meeting socially outdoors when the message was sent.

Mr Johnson refused to say whether he was at the event when questioned by reporters on Monday.

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The latest row over Whitehall parties and Mr Johnson’s alleged attendance was seized on by Labour.

Sir Keir Starmer said: “Boris Johnson, your deflections and distractions are absurd, not only did you know about the parties in Downing Street, you attended them.

“Stop lying to the British public.

“It’s time to finally come clean.”

It comes after a screenshot surfaced showing an email from a senior aide to the Prime Minister inviting staff to party in the garden behind No 10 during England’s first lockdown in May 2020.

Martin Reynolds, the Prime Minister’s principal private secretary, sent the email to more than 100 Downing Street employees inviting them to “make the most of the lovely weather” in the garden.

England was under tough coronavirus restrictions banning groups from meeting socially outdoors when the message was sent.

Mr Johnson refused to say whether he was at the event when questioned by reporters on Monday.

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