Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

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The SNP is to file a no-confidence motion against Boris Johnson, insisting that the prime minister be held accountable for his “disaster actions”.

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said his party would use opposition time in the Commons on Tuesday to lower a no-confidence motion.

He revealed the move when he criticized the “chaotic governance” in Downing Street, which he said was both “harmful and dangerous”.

When this took place in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic, Mr Blackford told the annual SNP conference: “It would be bad enough in normal times, but it is unforgivable in the midst of a pandemic.”

Referring to the Prime Minister’s speech to the CBI, in which Mr Johnson spoke about his trip to Peppa Pig World, the SNP MP claimed that the Tory leader was getting “deeper and deeper out of his depth”.

Speaking to the virtual conference from his home in Skye, Blackford stated: “It was previously said that the Prime Minister’s Office was not a place for a novice.

“Well, I can tell you, there’s no room for negligence either.”

He added: “In the absence of actions by others to hold this Prime Minister accountable, it is again our job as the Scottish National Party to act as the real opposition.

“On Tuesday, the SNP will use our opposition day to put a no – confidence vote against this Prime Minister.

“Because unless this prime minister is censored, unless he faces the consequences of his catastrophic actions, he will not just think he’s got away with the mess he’s made in the last few months, he will think he can do it all over again. ”

SNP said Boris Johnson should be held to account (Stefan Rousseau / PA) / PA wire

His comments came as he tried to compare Mr Johnson’s government in London with the Scottish Government led by Nicola Sturgeon.

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