Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Ruth Davidson quits as Scottish Tory leader in rebellion at Boris suspending parliament | Politics | News

Ms Davidson is known to be strong opposed to the UK quitting the bloc without a deal in place, and her decision may be motivated by Mr Johnson’s decision to seen a suspension of Parliament, ratified by the Queen today. BBC political editor Laure Kuennsberg tweeted: “Ruth Davidson is considering her position and set to quit – no official confirmation tonight, sources indicate not direct result of today’s announcement from No 10 – mixture of personal and political reasons building over recent months.” has contacted Ms Davidson’s office and Scottish Conservatives seeking confirmation of the news.

Ms Davidson backed Remain prior to the EU referendum, and also offered public support to opponents of Mr Johnson during the Conservative leadership contest.

Writing last month in the Scottish Mail on Sunday, she said: “When I was debating against the pro-Brexit side in 2016, I don’t remember anybody saying we should crash out of the EU with no arrangements in place to help maintain the vital trade that flows uninterrupted between Britain and the European Union.

“I don’t think the government should pursue a no-deal Brexit and, if it comes to it, I won’t support it.”

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