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Scotland’s first minister has called on Boris Johnson to rule out a no-deal Brexit as she repeated her “profound concerns” about the prospect of him leading the country.

Nicola Sturgeon said Mr Johnson should be in no doubt about the gravity of the situation he is about to inherit as PM.

And she pledged to work with other parties to “stop Brexit and block a no-deal Brexit”.

Her statement came just minutes after Mr Johnson was elected as Tory leader.

The former London mayor will succeed Theresa May as prime minister on Wednesday after defeating Jeremy Hunt by 92,153 votes to 46,656 in the ballot of Conservative Party members.

In his victory speech, Mr Johnson promised he

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