Boris Johnson will face a motion of censure in the Commons as the SNP presses for the Prime Minister to be held to account for his “disastrous actions”.
SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford said his party would use opposition time in the Commons on Tuesday to put down a motion of censure.
He revealed the move in a speech to the online SNP conference as he criticised the “chaotic governance” within Downing Street that he said was both “damaging and dangerous”.
Listing the Tory Prime Minister’s repeated blunders, Blackford told the SNP annual conference : “That would be bad enough in normal times, but it is unforgivable in the middle of a pandemic.”
Referring to the Prime Minister’s speech to the CBI, where Johnson spoke of his trip to Peppa Pig World, the SNP MP claimed the Tory leader was becoming “deeper and deeper out of his depth”.
Blackford, who addressed the virtual conference from his home in Skye, stated: “It was previously said that the Prime Minister’s office was no place for a novice.
“Well, I can tell you it is no place for a negligent either.”
He added: “On Tuesday, the SNP will use our opposition day to put down a motion of censure against this Prime Minister.
“Because unless this Prime Minister is censured, unless he faces consequences for his disastrous actions, he won’t just think he’s gotten away with the mess he has made of the last few months, he will think he can do it all over again.”
Blackford went on to accuse the Tories of “deliberate corruption”, saying in Johnson’s time as PM there had been “a cash for honours scandal, a cash for contracts scandal, a text for tax breaks scandal” and even a “cash for curtains scandal”.
The SNP Westminster leader insisted: “Scotland must have the chance to escape that crippling corruption.”
Following the party’s election victory in May’s Scottish Parliament elections, Blackford insisted: “The democratic right to a referendum is secure and our First Minister will lead us through that campaign.
“Our independence movement has faced a long road, but journey’s end is now in sight.”
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