By Harriet Line Chief Political Correspondent For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:00 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 01:36 BST, 3 May 2021
Boris Johnson must resign if he has broken the ministerial code in the lavish makeover of his Downing Street flat, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives has said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Douglas Ross, the most senior Tory north of the border, said the Prime Minister should ‘of course’ quit if he did not abide by the standards of conduct expected of ministers.
Several probes are under way into the tangled financing of the costly refurbishment – including an investigation by Mr Johnson’s new adviser on ministerial interests, Lord Geidt.
The PM is pictured together with Douglas Ross on a visit to Elgin, Scotland in the 2019 election campaign
But the PM, as head of the Government, will be the final adjudicator on any breaches of the ministerial code.
Mr Ross was asked on BBC1’s The Andrew Marr Show if Mr Johnson should quit if found to be in breach of the code.
He replied: ‘Of course, I think people expect the highest standards of those in the highest office of the land, that’s why I think people are looking at the investigations that are currently ongoing and waiting for the answers.’
Mr Ross is the most senior Tory to question the funding arrangements, putting him at odds with No 10.
His comments are likely to infuriate Downing Street, which has