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Douglas Ross gone

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PatricksRum Tue 26-May-20 09:51:03

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/douglas-ross-dominic-cummings-tory-cabinet-resignation-scotland-a9532291.html

I still csnt believe our government is run by these shitty people.
Bojo needs to make a stand

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iVampire Tue 26-May-20 09:54:05

I have to admit that I’d never heard of him before

Which is a pity, as I think integrity is a good quality in an elected representative.

So I wish him every success

donquixotedelamancha Tue 26-May-20 09:59:41

Well done Doug Ross. At least some Ministers have integrity.

ScarfLadysBag Tue 26-May-20 10:10:59

I doubt many of his local constituents will be impressed by his integrity grin Douglas Ross looks out for Douglas Ross.

iVampire Tue 26-May-20 10:14:16

That’s encouraging ScarfLadysBag

When rats start leaving sinking shits, then they really in trouble

ssd Tue 26-May-20 10:17:50

Good for him. Sounds like a tory actually thinking of others.

ScarfLadysBag Tue 26-May-20 10:21:05

@iVampire Was that a Freudian slip?! grin

iVampire Tue 26-May-20 10:25:38

Homage to Jilly (Cooper - I thought at least some MNetters would recognise)

It seemed an apt time to wheel it out!!

ssd Tue 26-May-20 10:31:56

Very apt!!!

JessicaDay Tue 26-May-20 10:36:48

Agree @ScarfLadysBag. As one of his constituents, I have never been struck by his integrity.

His (reduced) majority at the last election was 513. I suspect the emails in his inbox over the last few days have dwarfed that.

He had a very concerted integrated direct mail/local media campaign to pull off that majority too.

derxa Tue 26-May-20 10:39:01

Douglas Ross looks out for Douglas Ross. I suspect that's the case

ScarfLadysBag Tue 26-May-20 10:41:10

Yes, he was probably going to be punted at the next election so it wouldn't surprise me if there's some sort of strategy behind it. He's suddenly made himself much more visible and 'taken a stand'. Which he never bothered to do with much else, from what I can recall of his voting record on Brexit stuff and gay marriage.

It reminds me of The Thick of It, when Dan Miller resigns to take the fall for something he didn't do and everyone is annoyed he got there first as they knew in a year or two he would get his reward grin

IHateCoronavirus Tue 26-May-20 11:45:10

Good for you Douglas Ross!

JessicaDay Tue 26-May-20 11:47:47

I think he’s trying to leave doors open to both Holyrood and the local council Chambers as he;s been both an MSP and local councillor in the fairly recent past.

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