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Kirstin Innes: Douglas Ross has finally found his backbone – but ‘war hero’ Boris fights on

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08.06.2022

Well, things looked bleak for a while but, on Monday night, what was once lost was found.

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a big round of applause for something we’d assumed had disappeared forever: Douglas Ross’s backbone!

Ooft, that wasn’t much of a welcome back. Come on, you can do better than that!

He chose standing up for what his constituents believe in over currying favour with his boss, and voted that he had no confidence in the prime minister. Surely that deserves a bit of a cheer?

OK, OK, I know that he did actually retract his original statement of no confidence in the PM (the one he first issued after the Met issued Boris Johnson with a fixed penalty notice), but there was a war on! Not our war, but still.

Mr Ross had very good reasons for that first take-back. Didn’t you hear him? “It would play into Vladimir Putin’s hands if Britain was to go down the route of changing leader now.”

Oh no, wait, sorry. That wasn’t Douglas Ross. That was his colleague, Andrew Bowie MP, on April 25. And Mr Bowie has… also now voted that he has no confidence in the prime minister! So, surely he also deserves a great big round of… No?

Anyway, what Mr Ross actually said, on March 11, was that “the only person who would gain from the removal of a........

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