11th September 2019

Boris Johnson’s questioning of the independence of the Scottish judiciary is dictatorial and dangerous. Especially when the judgement concerns the shutting down of Parliament to force through a no deal Brexit.

When Johnson has a 100% losing record as Prime Minister, his closure of Parliament is an insult to democracy and all the people who live in it. It is also an insult to Scottish institutions which No. 10 sources view as beneath them and not equal with English courts. Scotland was told we were a member of a union of equals.

At best, Johnson is only exposing himself as a spoiled, Etonian toddler used to having his own way. Rather than take responsibility for his actions as a bumbling tinpot dictator, he’s trying to blame the judiciary. I suppose it would be everyone else’s fault if no deal Brexit were to occur and people couldn’t access the medicines they need.