SNP urge opposition parties to ‘step up’ to remove Boris Johnson
- Credit: Archant
The SNP's Ian Blackford has called on opposition parties in Westminster to unite to remove Boris Johnson from Downing Street.
The party's Westminster leader told MPs during Prime Minister's Questions that the SNP "stand ready" to "bring this dangerous government down".
He has called on opposition MPs - including Labour, Lib Dems and the Independent Group for Change - to "step up at this moment of national crisis" to "prepare a vote of no confidence, ensure a Brexit extension, prevent a no deal and call a general election".
He added: "This government must be stopped. I'm looking now at colleagues on opposition benches and I urge them we must unite, we must stop this prime minister by removing him from office.
"The SNP stand ready to bring this government down, other parties need to step up at this moment of national crisis. Prepare a vote of no confidence, ensure a Brexit extension, prevent a no deal and call a general election. Doing nothing is not an option, we must act."
You may also want to watch:
He added: "It's not a case of if but when we will bring this dangerous government down."
Standing in for Johnson at PMQs, foreign secretary Dominic Raab accused Blackford of "sounding like he's all mouth and no trousers".
- 1 Betty Boothroyd delivers scathing assessment of Boris Johnson's government
- 2 Boris Johnson 'plans to resign' in six months because he can't live on £150k salary
- 3 Government told to publish impact assessments for Boris Johnson's 'Narnia' deal with EU
- 4 House of Lords defies No 10 and votes to heavily defeat Boris Johnson's Brexit bill
- 5 Brexiteer admits 'Australia-style deal' term designed to 'pull wool over voters' eyes'
- 6 Theresa May brands Michael Gove's no-deal Brexit statement 'utter rubbish'
- 7 ERG MP says Boris Johnson should consider cutting ties with Church of England following Brexit row
- 8 Remainers blamed for Boris Johnson's inability to secure Brexit deal
- 9 Labour MP calls Dan Wootton a 'complete and utter nutcase' following Covid-19 herd immunity comment
- 10 Boris Johnson told to apologise for incompetence in delivering his 'oven-ready' Brexit deal
Raab added that "he had the chance to vote for a general election and he turned it down, he had the chance to avoid no deal and the best chance now is to back this government in securing a good deal".
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and Independent Group for Change leader Anna Soubry have rejected the possibility of Labour's Jeremy Corbyn becoming a caretaker prime minister.
Become a Supporter
The New European is proud of its journalism and we hope you are proud of it too. We believe our voice is important - both in representing the pro-EU perspective and also to help rebalance the right wing extremes of much of the UK national press. If you value what we are doing, you can help us by making a contribution to the cost of our journalism.