HUMZA Yousaf has suffered "utter humiliation" in being forced to end the Bute House Agreement with the Greens, according to the Scottish Conservatives.

Despite Tory MSP Rachael Hamilton insisting the "coalition of chaos" should be ended at Holyrood just yesterday, party chairman Craig Hoy has now declared the move to be an embarrassment for the First Minister.

Scottish Labour, meanwhile, have said Scotland has paid the price for the "incompetent" partnership.

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The power-sharing agreement was ditched by Yousaf on Thursday morning before the Greens had managed to organise a members' meeting to decide on its future. Lorna Slater and Patrick Harvie were sacked from their ministerial posts before an emergeny Cabinet meeting was held.

Hoy said in a statement: “The collapse of this toxic coalition is an utter humiliation for Humza Yousaf, who hailed it as ‘worth its weight in gold’ and continued to back it to the hilt right until the end.

“The First Minister’s judgement is so poor that he couldn’t see what a malign influence the anti-growth Greens have been in government and his authority so weak that he was bounced into this U-turn by his own MSPs.

“It beggars belief that the Greens were invited into government in the first place – but even more astonishing that Humza Yousaf allowed them to call the shots on issues like abandoning oil and gas, further delays to dualling the A9 and A96, devastating fishing curbs and gender ideology.

“Humza Yousaf’s year as SNP leader has been a disastrous mix of scandals, infighting and policy U-turns. The collapse of the power sharing pact he staked his reputation on is not just humiliating, it highlights once again how inept and out his depth he is.”

The Greens have issued a furious statement in response to the SNP, calling the move an "act of political cowardice". 

Scottish Labour deputy leader Jackie Baillie branded Yousaf "weak" and insisted the country needs a new government.

She said: “This chaotic and incompetent government is falling apart before our eyes while Scots pay the price.

“Humza Yousaf is too weak to hold his own government together and he is too weak to deliver for Scotland.

“Three years into the Bute House Agreement the promises the SNP and Greens made have been torn to shreds.

“While Humza Yousaf is ditching the Bute House Agreement, he cannot escape the fact that it’s the SNP that have left almost one in six Scots in NHS waiting lists, gutted public services and failed to tackle the cost-of-living crisis

.“None of this changes the fact that it is SNP failures that have left Scots with higher bills, higher taxes, fewer jobs and a health care service on the brink

.“The collapse of this ill-fated marriage was inevitable but Scotland needs an entirely new government.“Only Scottish Labour can deliver the change Scotland needs. ”