Monday, 12 October 2020

No One Resigns Anymore

So Margaret Ferrier has spoken and the SNP MP insists that she will not be standing down as the Member of Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West.

I can't say I'm surprised because Margaret is just following in the footsteps of other powerful SNP politicians including:  

1) Derek Mackay - the 43 year old former SNP finance minister who was forced to resign after sending a 16 year old boy a series of unsolicited text messages

2) John Swinney - Nicola Sturgeon's deputy and education minister who stayed in post after presiding over the cancellation and fiasco of Scotland's 2020 school exams results 

3) Jeanne Freeman - Scotland's failing health minister who has already announced her retirement in 2021 after being accused of throwing Scotland's  care homes 'under the bus' during the Coronavirus epidemic. 

4) Nicola Sturgeon - whose husband (Peer Murrell) is implicated in the Alex Salmond affair and who conducted a behind the scenes dialogue with the former First Minister while his conduct was under official investigation by the Scottish Government.

Margaret Ferrier says that she panicked at the prospect of having to quarantine in London which is as laughable as it sounds.

Especially as Margaret was first elected as an MP back as 2015 yet she failed to seek advice and support from the House of Commons authorities, or SNP colleagues at Westminster, before jumping on the first train back to Glasgow after testing positive for Covid-19.

But read the report below via the link to the Scottish Sun and decide for yourself - I'm just left wondering if Margaret was paid for her 'exclusive' story in the Sun.


Margaret Ferrier breaks her silence on Covid train trips and says she WON’T quit

By Kevin Duguid - Scottish Sun

But, despite being suspend­ed by the SNP, Ms Ferrier, 60, insisted: “I’m continuing to work hard.”

The under-fire MP has told how she “panicked” after finding out she had coronavirus — and took a 350-mile train trip back to Scotland.

The SNP politician said having the killer bug made her “act out of character” as she defended her earlier decision to travel to London and speak in Parliament after showing symptoms and taking a test.

She revealed she got the shock news of her positive result in her Westminster office after taking part in a House of Commons debate.

Ms Ferrier told The Scottish Sun on Sunday she was stunned to find out she was infected as her “tickly throat” had disappeared by then.