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Humza Yousaf resigns as Scottish FM

Humza Yousaf has decided to end the Bute House Agreement, the power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Green Party.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/cz5dy15grjnt

This follows the Greens deciding to hold a members' vote on their participation, which the SNP have in effect anticipated by ending the agreement anyway. The SNP will now seek to form a minority government to see out the term to 2026, however a vote of no confidence has been called in Humza Yousaf as first minister.

Update: It appears Humza Yousaf is set to resign

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-68918348
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Its all falling apart
It is interesting and amusing see how the SNP have gone from being the dominant force in Scottish politics to collapsing like a camping chair.
First Minister says he is 'confident' he won't be ousted as he fights for his political survival.

https://news.stv.tv/politics/humza-yousaf-cancels-scottish-independence-speech-as-he-considers-position-as-first-minister
I think when you get down to it very few people ever had much confidence in him as leader, and I say that as someone who often votes SNP.
Reply 6
Original post by Gazpacho.
It is interesting and amusing see how the SNP have gone from being the dominant force in Scottish politics to collapsing like a camping chair.

Who is the dominant force in Scottish politics?
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Original post by Saracen's Fez
Humza Yousaf has decided to end the Bute House Agreement, the power-sharing agreement between the SNP and the Scottish Green Party.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/cz5dy15grjnt
This follows the Greens deciding to hold a members' vote on their participation, which the SNP have in effect anticipated by ending the agreement anyway. The SNP will now seek to form a minority government to see out the term to 2026, however a vote of no confidence has been called in Humza Yousaf as first minister.

They don't need to seek to form a minority government, they are running a minority government and have done so since the Green's no longer had ministers.
Original post by Quady
They don't need to seek to form a minority government, they are running a minority government and have done so since the Green's no longer had ministers.


Whether that's 'a minority government to see out the term to 2026', we shall see...
He's gone for 'not quitting' to 'thinking about quitting' in 24hrs. He's done for thank god. I'm all for the snp but not with him as leader. He's been a disaster from start to finish.

Edit: and ding dong, the idiots gone. Just saw he's resigning lmao. Bye bye.
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Good news for Labour, all the chaos with the SNP makes it easier for them to reclaim seats in Scotland. At this rate they may even win the most seats out of any party, although I still expect the SNP will win plurality.
Good to see that the opposition led by Douglas Ross have forced his resignation.

The prior two leaders have come from soft left but hopefully a 'Tartan Tory' can come through to bin the gender and hate crime stuff.
Original post by Rakas21
Good to see that the opposition led by Douglas Ross have forced his resignation.
The prior two leaders have come from soft left but hopefully a 'Tartan Tory' can come through to bin the gender and hate crime stuff.

I dont think it requires a tory to ban it. Are we really gone that far to say a center left like me would ban it too? Or am I not considered center left any more?
Original post by Guru Jason
I dont think it requires a tory to ban it. Are we really gone that far to say a center left like me would ban it too? Or am I not considered center left any more?

I was mainly referring to the socially conservative wing of the SNP which was much more dominant pre-2011 and referred to as 'Tartan Tories'.

A lot of the center left these days likes that stuff sadly.
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Original post by Rakas21
Good to see that the opposition led by Douglas Ross have forced his resignation.
The prior two leaders have come from soft left but hopefully a 'Tartan Tory' can come through to bin the gender and hate crime stuff.

That seems unlikely. There is broad and overwhelming support for those bills across the Scottish Parliament. The only party that opposed them were the Scottish Conservatives, who currently sit as a minority and (if polls are anything to go by) will be even smaller come 2026.

The mood among the SNP is broadly in favour in them, so much so that merely one or two defections were enough to trigger national attention (since the SNP is, otherwise, a very united party).
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Original post by Saracen's Fez
Whether that's 'a minority government to see out the term to 2026', we shall see...

I can't see any alternate minority administration nor coalition being viable - do you?

Not exactly like it's the first time the SNP have governed as a minority either.
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Original post by Rakas21
Good to see that the opposition led by Douglas Ross have forced his resignation.
The prior two leaders have come from soft left but hopefully a 'Tartan Tory' can come through to bin the gender and hate crime stuff.

The prior two leaders?
Alex 'I want to cut air passenger duty and corporation tax' Salmond....?
Original post by Quady
I can't see any alternate minority administration nor coalition being viable - do you?

Not exactly like it's the first time the SNP have governed as a minority either.


No, now that Humza has gone it looks like the SNP will be able to continue governing under a new leader.

With Humza in situ it was looking an awful lot like it would come to an early election.
Original post by Quady
The prior two leaders?
Alex 'I want to cut air passenger duty and corporation tax' Salmond....?

Sturgeon and Yousaf.

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