Sturgeon breaks silence in furious outburst at SNP MP with Covid-19 who broke rules

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

The First Minister took to Twitter after the SNP MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West had the whip suspended.

Ms Sturgeon said: “This is utterly indefensible.

“It’s hard to express just how angry I feel on behalf of people across the country making hard sacrifices every day to help beat COVID.

“The rules apply to everyone and they’re in place to keep people safe.

“@Ianblackford_MP is right to suspend the whip.”

Ms Ferrier took a coronavirus test on Saturday after suffering symptoms before travelling by train to London on Monday.

She tested positive on Monday but returned to Scotland on Tuesday.

The SNP MP apologised on Thursday and admitted she had “no excuse for my actions”.

In a statement, Ms Ferrier said: “I apologise unreservedly for breaching Covid-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn’t have. There is no excuse for my actions.

“On Saturday afternoon, after experiencing mild symptoms, I requested a Covid-19 test which I took that day. Feeling much better, I then travelled to London by train on Monday to attend Parliament as planned. This was wrong, and I am very sorry for my mistake.

“On Monday evening I received a positive test result for Covid-19. I travelled home by train on Tuesday morning without seeking advice. This was also wrong and I am sorry. I have been self-isolating at home ever since.

“I have used Test and Protect and I have notified the House of Commons authorities who have spoken with Public Health England. I have also notified the police of my actions.

“Despite feeling well, I should have self-isolated while waiting for my test result, and I deeply regret my actions. I take full responsibility and I would urge everyone not to make the same mistakes that I have, and do all they can to help limit the spread of Covid-19.”

MORE TO FOLLOW

Source: Read Full Article