NICOLA Sturgeon and other figures across Scotland are reacting to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak being issued fines for parties that were held in Downing Street during lockdown.

Here’s what Scotland had to say on the breaking news:

Sturgeon: "Boris Johnson must resign. He broke the law and repeatedly lied to parliament about it. The basic values of integrity and decency - essential to the proper working of any parliamentary democracy - demand that he go. And he should take his out of touch chancellor with him."

Ian Blackford tweeted: "He has wilfully misled Parliament it is open Nd shut that @BorisJohnson and @RishiSunak must resign. There must be dignity and respect in public office, they have lost the right to be in public office..."

He added: “Boris Johnson misled parliament, lied to the public and broke the law. He must resign or be removed from office. The Prime Minister’s position is completely untenable. There simply cannot be one rule for the Tories and another for the rest of us.”

Anas Sarwar tweeted: "Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak have broken the law. The United Kingdom deserves better. They must resign. On 5th May, send the Tories a message - no one is above the law."

Alex Cole-Hamilton said: "One rule for them. The position of both is now completely untenable. They must resign."

Writer of The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci, offered his insight into the situation: "If Sunak wanted to go full Machiavel he could resign because of the fine, thus putting pressure on Johnson to do the same. Of course neither of them will, because they’re a pair of fetid chancers."

Labour MSP Monica Lennon pointed out the serendipitous timing of this tweet from the Scottish Tories: "Good day for the Scottish Tories to publicise ‘Mackay’s Law.’ Will they extend this zero tolerance to a certain lawbreaking Tory Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer?"

Mhairi Black kept her comments short and sweet: "The pair of you, just resign now. Everybody is sick of this."

Updates to follow...