March 23, 2023

Douglas Ross has a backlash for protesting in Parliament.


The leader of the Scottish Conservative Party has made the request after being sworn in at Holyrood after another disruption by protesters.

Douglas Ross was debating the deposit return scheme during the First Minister’s Questions session in the Scottish Parliament, which was blocked by environmental protests.

As business was suspended in Holyrood’s chamber, Ross was heard shouting “Fuck off”.

Later it was recorded in the official record of the proceedings.

Disruptions by climate change protesters during FMQs have been a frequent occurrence this year.

When the cameras resumed filming, Ross said people watching the debate were “quite fed up with this childish behaviour”.

He added: “I have to say that these constant interruptions at First Minister’s Questions are getting very tiring.”

Ross later apologized for his “industrial language”.

He said: “It has been brought to my attention that I may have used industrial language in response to the protesters who disrupted the earlier meeting.

“And to you and to the chamber and to everyone listening, including my mother, I apologize for that.”

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