Opponents of Boris Johnson are 'Assholes' - Scottish Tory MP
Ross Thomson, the MP for Aberdeen South, branded his colleagues "Assholes" for opposing Boris Johnson's leadership ambitions.
Thompson tweeted: “Regardless of your view of @BorisJohnson, today in his characteristic style he injected some much needed energy, optimism, passion and enthusiasm to a flat conference."
“The reaction in the hall was electric which even those ‘Operation Arsehole’s’can’t deny.”
Senior Scottish Conservatives are understood to strongly oppose Johnson's bid, which they worry could undermine Ruth Davidson's attempt to portray the Scottish Conservatives as a 'moderate' party with reach beyond traditional Tory voters and Brexiteers.
Davidson has previously accused Johnson of hypocrisy over his attacks on the PM's Brexit strategy.
"What I think is strange about some of the attacks that are in the newspapers today is this is someone who was praising what the Prime Minister brought home in terms of moving on to the next stage last December, someone who was in one of the great offices of state, who was sitting round the Cabinet table who now says that he was in some way deceived." she told Sky news on Monday.
Despite this, Davidson has ruled herself out of taking over from Theresa May, stating “Yes, there is a job I’m after. It’s the job of First Minister of Scotland."