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Under fire Douglas Ross forced to step down as Tory leader

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Douglas Ross has announced that he is stepping down as leader of the Scottish Tories following the July 4 Westminster election.

It puts in place the opportunity for a domino effect on his political career although he can count on the SFA for regular appointments with generous expenses that are self declared.

After years of declaring his loyalty to the Scottish party and his ambition to become First Minister he showed his true colours last week when he got neighbouring MP David Duguid deselected with Ross stepping in to what is thought to be a more like seat for the Tories to win.

That obvious statement of self interest shocked Tory MSP’s who had convinced themselves that their leader’s ambitions were centred on Holyrood.

Yesterday a Tory whistle-blower revealed to the Sunday Mail details of 28 dodgy expenses claims by Ross including charging Westminster expenses from his well paid hobby of waving flags at football matches.

With a storm within his own party growing Ross told BBC Scotland:

Should I be given the honour to represent the people and communities of this new seat, they should know being their MP would receive my complete focus and attention.

I will therefore stand down as leader following the election on 4 July, once a successor is elected. Should I win the seat, I will also stand down as an MSP to make way for another Scottish Conservative representative in Holyrood.

It seems that juggling three different jobs, all with generous expenses has caught up with Ross.

After a glut of Celtic appointments during the Lockdown season Ross has been used more sparingly in the last couple of seasons, against St Mirren in a Scottish Cup tie during the 22/23 season the Green Brigade unfurled a special banner for the chunky flag waver.

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  • Clachnacuddin and the Hoops says:

    ‘Should’ he win the seat he’ll resign…

    That sounds like he won’t if he doesn’t win it –

    An absolutely odious man indeed… Well are Unionist politicians are aren’t they…

    Any Celtic supporters in that area should vote him out –

    In fact any Celtic supporters in Scotland should vote out the following candidates…

    1) Butcher’s Apron loving Labour candidates…
    2) Butcher’s Apron loving Tory candidates…
    3) Butcher’s Apron loving Reform candidates…
    4) Butcher’s Apron loving Lib-Dem candidates…

    Because that lot are all cut from and wrapped in the very same Butcher’s Apron cloth that they love so much…

    Why in the actual fuck would anyone with Celtic DNA vote for these parties…

    But no doubt some Celtic supporters somewhere will !

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  • Jim M says:

    Like the rest of the Tory filth, caught with his nose in the trough , thieving bastard, hope he gets charged.

  • the maister says:

    Currently he holds five jobs, with public paid expenses paid on four of them;
    1. M.P.
    2. SC Party Leader.
    3. MSP.
    4. SFA Match Official.
    5. Farmer.
    The posts come with a wife and family plus family pet.
    No wonded he struggles to accurately record his Expenses Record.

  • Tyrone9 says:

    Dishonest / Corrupt .
    This tory should be nowhere near officiating any football match.
    Hope Collum chases him.
    Go on Willie get off to a good start and do the right thing…..
    Not holding my breath though.

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