Responding to Jackson Carlaw's speech and Q&A at the Conservative conference in Manchester, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie said:
"The Scottish Conservatives have totally capitulated to Boris Johnson. They are like the Republican party under Donald Trump, subservient and fawning no matter the economic harm or personal conduct of their master.
"There are hundreds of thousands of sensible, moderate people who have no time for the bluster of Boris Johnson and his flunkies. They should join the Liberal Democrats and stand up for sensible progressive policies and Scotland's place in the UK and the EU."