LONDON, Aug 29 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The decision of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to suspend until October the Parliament has caused on Thursday the first two resignations in the ranks of the Government and the Conservative Party.
The first to take the step was the representative of the Government in the House of Lords, George Young, who in his letter of resignation to the president of the Upper House explains his discomfort at the moment and the duration of the suspension and his motive.
“I have not been persuaded by the reasons given for that decision, which I think runs the risk of undermining the fundamental role of Parliament at a critical moment in our history and reinforces the view that the Government may not have the confidence of the House for his Brexit policy, “he wrote.
Shortly after the resignation of the 'tory' leader in Scotland, Ruth Davidson, has come, although in her case it was an expected step, as she is one of the main defenders of the United Kingdom's permanence in the EU within the party.
“Although I have not hidden the conflict I have felt for Brexit, I have tried to mark a course for our party that recognizes and respects the outcome of the referendum, while seeking to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks for key sectors and businesses in Scotland,” He has indicated in his resignation letter, which he has published on his Twitter.
In it, Davidson also refers to personal reasons that push him to leave office, in particular the birth of his son in the last year and the prospect of having to face “two elections in 20 months”, in reference to an electoral advance and the elections planned in Scotland in 2021. “It fills me with fear and this is no way to lead,” he said.
Davidson is considered responsible for the recovery of conservatives in Scotland during the eight years he has been leading the party. “I fear that while trying to be a good leader these years, I have proven to be a bad daughter, sister, partner and friend,” he lamented. “The arrival of my son means that I can now make a different choice,” he added, promising that he will continue to support the party and the prime minister and will not abandon his seat in the Scottish Parliament.