Tories At War: Jacob Rees-Mogg Dismisses Scottish Leader Douglas Ross As A ‘Lightweight’

The Conservative Party is embroiled in civil war as a senior Tory official dismissed his leader in Scotland as a “lightweight” after urging Boris Johnson to resign.

Commons Leader Jacob Rees-Mogg’s damning criticism of Douglas Ross – who is a member of the Westminster and Holyrood Parliaments – came on a day of deep division on the partygate.

In the process, Ross was the first Tory MP to ask his leader to resign. “Unfortunately, I have to say that his position is no longer tenable,” he said.

When confronted by Newsnight’s Kirsty Wark about a backlash from the Tory MSPs and how he had previously called Ross “not a big figure,” Rees-Mogg said: “Douglas Ross has always been a fairly light figure, so I don’t think his … “

Wark responded with an “ooofft” before Rees-Mogg could finish his sentence.

The appearance highlighted the many loopholes in the party.

Eventually, most of Johnson’s cabinet took to social media to show their support.


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