Nicola Sturgeon has mocked Boris Johnson after two major Cabinet ministers abandoned the PM.
Cabinet ministers Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid both resigned, prompting widespread calls for Mr Johnson’s resignation.
The SNP swiped at the PM while he was down, seizing the opportunity.
“Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid have resigned from Boris Johnson’s cabinet,” they said in a tweet.
“It’s time Boris Johnson finally realised the party is over.”
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon later added her own comment, saying: “Feels like end might be nigh for Johnson – not a moment too soon.
“Notable though that the resigning ministers were only prepared to go when they were lied to – they defended him lying to public.
“The whole rotten lot need to go.”
Former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has chimed in, writing on Twitter, “Pleased to see Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak showing some backbone. This has gone on far too long.”
Anas Sarwar, the leader of Scottish Labour, has also slammed Mr Johnson, comparing Mr Javid and Mr Sunak to “rats fleeing a sinking ship.”
“Boris Johnson must resign and the Tories must call a general election,” he added.
“Only Labour can replace this morally bankrupt and corrupt Tory government, and build a better future for the UK.”
Just moments apart, two senior ministers announced their resignations.
Their statements launched a full-fledged attack on the PM’s performance in office, warning of the need for change.
Mr Johnson has come under intense pressure to resign after it was revealed that he appointed Tory MP Chris Pincher to a key welfare position in the government despite being aware of specific allegations of sexual assault against him.