THE Scottish Greens have said Boris Johnson cannot be trusted after the Prime Minister avoided a leaders’ climate debate.

Co-leader Patrick Harvie, speaking at a demonstration in Glagsow’s George Square yesterday criticised Johnson after he opted out of the debate hosted by Channel 4 News on Thursday evening.

Despite representation from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, LibDem leader Jo Swinson, Plaid Cymru’s Adam Price and Green co-leader Sian Berry at the debate, Johnson did not appear.

Instead, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley, turned up at Channel 4 HQ, with Gove asking to be included in the debate.

“I’m not sure he would have added anything and most people I think know that any word that comes out of Boris Johnson’s mouth cannot be trusted, cannot be believed,” Harvie said.

Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer said the no-show from Johnson was not only embarrassing for him but for the country as a whole.

“I remember when I was at primary school there was always that one kid who said, ‘my daddy’s going to do you in’,” he said.

“That’s what Boris Johnson actually tried to do last night, he sent his dad to try and do a climate debate for him.”