From SNP Media:
The SNP has today challenged Douglas Ross to “break his deafening silence” on the growing Tory sleaze scandal engulfing Westminster, condemn the texts for contracts arrangements of his boss Boris Johnson and back a full independent inquiry.
SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said it was “utterly shameful” that the Scottish Tories had gone into hiding over the scandal, which has seen Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, David Cameron, Matt Hancock, and other senior Tory figures under fire over Tory donors and friends being handed contracts, special access, treatment and peerages by the Tory government at a cost to the public of millions of pounds.
Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Keith Brown said:
“Douglas Ross must finally break his deafening silence on the growing Tory sleaze scandal engulfing Westminster, condemn these seemingly dodgy deals and back calls for a full independent enquiry.
“The public have a right to know why Tory donors and friends have been handed contracts, special access, tax breaks and peerages by the Tory government, with the cost to the public purse extending to at least millions of pounds. It absolutely stinks.
“And the silence from the Scottish Tory leader shows he is unwilling or unable to call out his bosses on their behaviour.
“This scandal involves the most senior figures in the Tory party – with Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak, David Cameron and Matt Hancock all implicated. There must be full transparency to root out cronyism and restore trust in government – and that is only possible through a comprehensive independent inquiry to get to the bottom of this.
“It is utterly shameful that the Scottish Tories have gone into hiding on this serious issue. If Douglas Ross had any integrity he would call out his Tory colleagues behaviour and back a full independent inquiry without delay.”