A LABOUR MSP for the West of Scotland has hit out out the Prime Ministers actions on May 20, 2020.

Katy Clark commented on Boris Johnson’s actions and reaction to his attendance at “drinks in the garden” of 10 Downing Street at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Kilwinning-born former North Ayrshire MP said: “The hypocrisy of the Prime Minister is breathtaking.

“We’ve not only seen several Government staff and advisers resign from their posts for breaking the rules, but thousands more people across the UK have received penalties for breaking the rules.

“The public have in huge numbers understood the exceptional circumstances and sought to protect one another by following guidelines.

“Like so many others, on May 20, 2020, I was at home with family.

“A half-hearted apology is simply not good enough from the Prime Minister.

"I believe his position is untenable and we need a figure independent of the Government to lead further inquiries into the various parties that have been alleged or admitted to in recent weeks.”

Johnson has since apologised in Westminster for attending what he claims to have thought was a work event.

However, there have been calls from across Scottish and British government for his resignation in light of the revelations .

While addressing the parliament at Holyrood, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “People across the country are aghast at the revelations about Downing Street’s conduct.

“It appears not just one isolated breach but serial breaches of guidance that people were following through the painful sacrifices right throughout this pandemic and a Prime Minister who is apparently not being truthful about his knowledge of these matters.

“I don’t think it will surprise anybody to hear my view that the office of Prime Minister would be greatly enhanced by Boris Johnson’s departure from it but more importantly I think at this moment in time the interests of the United Kingdom would be enhanced by that as well.”

The Prime Minister claims he only attended the gathering for 25 minutes and that the work event technically broke no rules.