The Conservative Party is engulfed in a civil war as a senior Tory dismissed its leader in Scotland as a â€œlightweightâ€ after urging Boris Johnson to quit.
In the aftermath, Ross was the first Tory MP to call on his leader to quit. â€œRegrettably, I have to say his position is no longer tenable,â€ he said.
When confronted by Newsnightâ€™s Kirsty Wark about a backlash from Conservative MSPs, and the fact he earlier called Ross â€œnot a big figureâ€, Rees-Mogg said: â€œDouglas Ross has always been quite a lightweight figure, so I donâ€™t think his …â€
Wark responded with an â€œooofftâ€ before Rees-Mogg could finish his sentence.
The appearance underlined the many faultlines in the party.
Eventually, most of Johnsonâ€™s Cabinet came on social media showing their backing for him.