Responding to confirmation that the Brexit party will not contest seats held by Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, general election campaign chair Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:
“Nigel Farage standing down shows the Conservatives and the Brexit party are now one and the same. Johnson's hard right Brexit takeover of the Tory party has now been endorsed by both Trump and Farage.
"Ruth Davidson's attempts to detoxify the Scottish Conservatives are now utterly dead in the face of this unholy alliance. Moderate Conservatives should join the Liberal Democrats in stopping Brexit, stopping independence and building a brighter future."