Douglas Ross urges PM to take action amid latest lockdown party claims

Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Alex Cole-Hamilton said his Tory counterpart must act now “because the prime minister needs to be removed.”

His remarks came as former Scottish Tory leader, Baroness Davidson, said “what tf (f***) were any of these guys thinking” about the people who were No 10 during the initial coronavirus lockdown. Had joined the party in the back garden.

Meanwhile, Hamza Yusuf, the Scottish health secretary, accused the PM of “mocking” those who had lost their loved ones to the virus, as he called on Mr Johnson to resign, saying he had ” There is no moral right to lead”.

Police are now in touch with the Cabinet Office over claims that a senior aide of the prime minister had organized a “bring your own liquor” party in May 2020.

The Prime Minister’s Principal Private Secretary, Martin Reynolds, sent an email to more than 100 Downing Street employees inviting them to “make the most of the beautiful weather” in the garden.

At the time, strict coronavirus restrictions prohibiting groups from meeting outside socially were in place.

The leaked email, obtained by ITV News, said: “Hello, after an incredibly busy period we thought it would be the best weather ever and a few socially-distancing drinks in the No.10 garden this evening.

“Please join us from 6pm and bring your own wine!”

Scottish Health Secretary Hamza Youssef called on Mr Johnson to ‘do a respectable job’ and resign. (Andrew Milligan / PA)

Taking to Twitter, Mr Yusuf said: “If you have lost a loved one to COVID, know that this PM is making fun of you, laughing at you and trying to gaslight you.

“(D) PM has spent a lifetime trying to escape the truth, but he has fallen off track. He has no moral authority to lead and he should do a respectable job for once and resign.”

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