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. ”
His comments came as he tried to compare Mr Johnson’s government in London with the Scottish Government led by Nicola Sturgeon.
Sturgeon, the SNP leader and Scottish Prime Minister, showed “mature, measured and thoughtful leadership” at the recent Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow, Blackford said.
He said, however, that Mr Johnson had produced an “omnibus of omnishambles” while in charge at Westminster.
Blackford went on to accuse the Tories of “deliberate corruption” and said in Mr Johnson’s term as prime minister that there had been “a cash for honor scandal, a cash for contracts scandal, a text for tax relief scandal” and even a “cash for fees” -scandal”. curtain scandal ”.
SNP Westminster leader insisted: “Scotland must have the chance to escape the crippling corruption.
“Because with independence, we can do so much better than this.”
Since the referendum on independence in 2014 – in which the Scots voted to become part of Britain – he said that “the stability of the status quo, the stability of the United Kingdom, has systematically fallen apart”.
Our independence movement has come a long way, but the end of the journey is now in sight
Blackford added: “For years now, what we are experiencing has a Britain in constant crisis.”
In contrast, he argued: “Independence is now the path to security and stability – it offers an escape from the constant crisis of Westminster control.
“Built on the solid foundation of our own democratic decisions, independence provides the opportunity to build the post-pandemic future we all want to see.
“The chance to build a new Scotland that finally takes its natural place among the nations of the world.”
That independent Scotland is “within our reach”, he told SNP supporters, insisting Mr Johnson “can not deny democracy” and continue to block another vote on Britain’s future
Following the party’s election victory in the Scottish Parliamentary election in May, Blackford insisted: “The democratic right to a referendum is secure and our Prime Minister will guide us through that campaign.
“Our independence movement has come a long way, but the end of the journey is now in sight.”