Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar has slammed Douglas Ross and Boris Johnson ahead of the Tory manifesto launch later today.

Sarwar says the Tories in Scotland have nothing positive to say or offer and its record in government is a "record of shame".

According to Sarwar, Douglas Ross is not interested in uniting the country or prioritising a national recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Moray MP and part-time assistant referee is set to launch the Tory manifesto later which is expected to oppose a second independence referendum.

The Tories are promising a one-off boost of £600 million, managed by an independent task force rather than government, to deal with the backlog exacerbated by the pandemic.

They say this is on top of the extra £2 billion they have already pledged for the NHS over the course of the next parliament.

Ahead of the launch Sarwar said that Scotland deserves a better government and a better opposition.

"Douglas Ross’s Tories are not interested in uniting the country – they are deliberately talking up division for their own political purposes," Sarwar added.

"The Tory Government’s record in power is one of shame - they are responsible for so many of the structural inequalities that we faced pre-Covid and that have since been exacerbated by the pandemic.

“We cannot trust the Tories to deliver a national recovery that works for everyone.

"We also can’t trust them to stand up to the SNP – at the last election they promised us a strong opposition and, in that time, have given us Boris and Brexit and things are so bad that even Ruth Davidson has walked away.

"Scotland deserves a better government - but it deserves a better opposition too.

"Only Scottish Labour is fully focused on our national recovery from the pandemic.

"We need to focus on what unites us as a country, not what divides us. This next Parliament must be about our national recovery, not going back to the old arguments."

The Scottish Conservatives have been contacted for comment.