Moray Council convener Cllr Marc Macrae says Boris Johnson in "untenable" position
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THE position of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has become "untenable", according to the convener of Moray Council.
Conservative Cllr Marc Macrae (Fochabers-Lhanbryde) says he backs the decision by Moray MP Douglas Ross to vote against the Prime MInister in tonight's vote of confidence.
Cllr Macrae said: “The Prime Minister finds himself in an untenable position and it is clear that whilst he might retain the confidence of some Conservatives, he has lost that of the general public and a considerable percentage of his own party.
“I welcome the announcement from Moray’s MP Douglas Ross that he fully supports this evening's motion of no confidence in Mr Johnson and hope that we can see an end to this matter, one which is clearly distracting from the need to govern the UK effectively at a very challenging time.”
And Cllr Neil McLennan (Buckie), co-leader of Moray Council added: “Humans are fallible. The breaking of rules is one thing, but untruths, double standards and cover-ups are what really stick in the craw of the electorate.
“Whilst there are many opinions on both sides of the argument we cannot allow this to become the sole focus of our parliament.
"The public at large have very much made their feelings known across the UK and tonight MPs will vote on the matter. That is democracy.”