General election demand after Brexit secretary resigns
David Davis stepped down on Sunday night over the UK Government's Brexit plans.
A general election should be held following the resignation of Brexit secretary David Davis, the leader of Scottish Labour has said.
Davis stepped down on Sunday night over the UK Government's Brexit plans, leaving the Prime Minister facing a possible leadership challenge.
Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard said Theresa May has "no authority left" and called for an election "in the interests of the great majority of people in Scotland".
He said it would be a "change to change course".
"The Prime Minister is in office but not in power," he said. "This is not sustainable.
"The Tory crisis makes a Labour government with Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister a very real possibility."
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday, Davis said he believed his resignation would "strengthen" the government's negotiating position.
He said he did not agree with the Brexit strategy, which "gave too much away" to the EU "too easily".
"My fear is that they'll take what we've offered already and then demand more," he added.
Ian Blackford, the SNP's leader at Westminster, said the Prime Minister should ignore the demands of "extreme Brexiteers" within her party.
"I call on the Prime Minister to see sense and bring forward a plan that heeds the mounting evidence against a hard Brexit," he said.