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Oct 11, 2020 4:09 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
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Scottish MP Margaret Ferrier will not resign despite backlash over repeatedly breaching coronavirus rules by travelling after developing symptoms.

Earlier this month, Ms Ferrier admitted to travelling from Glasgow to Westminster while awaiting a Covid-19 test result, and making the return trip when she knew she had the virus.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford have been among those calling on Ms Ferrier to stand down over the incident, while Scottish Labour has launched an online petition calling for her to resign.

However in an interview with The Scottish Sun on Sunday, the MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West, who has had the SNP whip withdrawn over the saga, said she had no intention of standing down.

She told the paper: “This has been an awful experience but I’ll keep fighting for my constituents because that’s who I am.”

She added that she has received support locally in the wake of the incident and has “owned up and apologised profusely”.

Ms Ferrier revealed to the paper her reasoning for travelling to Westminster after taking a Covid-19 test was “wanting to represent her constituents” and take part in a parliamentary debate – something which could not be done virtually.

She also spoke out about the level of criticism she has received over the incident, adding: “You feel you are getting a lot of criticism from people you thought were your colleagues or friends who’d understand it was an error of judgement. I’m not denying that.

“People may be saying, ‘You should have known better, you’re a public figure’. But at the end of the day it still hurts. You then think about all that hard work and dedication – is that just wiped away?”

Ref Yahoo.

Is this a case of do as we say, not as we do, or do you think she should be subject to the same regulations as us????????
Oct 11, 2020 4:14 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
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She should be stood down.

There are no exceptions and no excuses.
Oct 11, 2020 4:16 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
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serene56: She should be stood down.

There are no exceptions and no excuses.
I tend to agree along with the Tory gang who also broke the rules.
Oct 11, 2020 4:32 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
tomcatty: I tend to agree along with the Tory gang who also broke the rules.
Agree.

She is only concerned about losing her £80,000 a year salary. If she does not stand down then she should be sacked. wine
Oct 11, 2020 7:31 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
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Oxycodone: Agree.

She is only concerned about losing her £80,000 a year salary. If she does not stand down then she should be sacked.
Oxycodone: Agree.

She is only concerned about losing her £80,000 a year salary. If she does not stand down then she should be sacked.
Oxycodone: Agree.

She is only concerned about losing her £80,000 a year salary. If she does not stand down then she should be sacked.
Nicola Sturgeon has renewed hew appeal to Mez Farrier to resign, Although she can be sacked as an SNP party member she cannot be sacked as an MP. rightly so she was elected by the people, and argues that is too harsh after all the work she has put in, just for one mistake to end her career.

Well God knows it's difficult enough at times to know which rules you should be following, but it was a serious mistake at the wrong time??
Oct 11, 2020 7:50 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
tomcatty: Nicola Sturgeon has renewed hew appeal to Mez Farrier to resign, Although she can be sacked as an SNP party member she cannot be sacked as an MP. rightly so she was elected by the people, and argues that is too harsh after all the work she has put in, just for one mistake to end her career.

Well God knows it's difficult enough at times to know which rules you should be following, but it was a serious mistake at the wrong time??
To much of a serious mistake to be overlooked. She has to go. How can we as a country pull together when we have MPs disregarding any rules the government puts in place (albeit theses rules do u-turns at the blink of an eye), the distrust deepens daily.

Circuit breakers, Covid marshals, piss poor management all around is slowly causing the rise of a potential rebellion. However, BJ may well listen to the North come tomorrow, he needs them, they don’t need him. wine
Oct 11, 2020 7:59 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
Oxycodone: To much of a serious mistake to be overlooked. She has to go. How can we as a country pull together when we have MPs disregarding any rules the government puts in place (albeit theses rules do u-turns at the blink of an eye), the distrust deepens daily.

Circuit breakers, Covid marshals, piss poor management all around is slowly causing the rise of a potential rebellion. However, BJ may well listen to the North come tomorrow, he needs them, they don’t need him.
Voters in her constituency should use the Power of Recall Act of Parliament and vote her out.handshake
Oct 11, 2020 8:39 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
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She is very popular
Oct 11, 2020 9:46 AM CST Margaret Ferrier says she will not resign over coronavirus breaches
tomcatty: She is very popular
popular now yeah ,,, but just another potty "ol woman,,,
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