The behavior of a deputy infected with coronavirus It has caused general outrage in the UK. Despite having symptoms of the virus and having undergone a test, instead of isolating himself as required by law, Margaret Ferrier, Scottish National Party (SNP), He traveled from Scotland to London on Monday.
Ferrier, 60, participated in a parliamentary debate on the virus rubbing shoulders with the rest of his colleagues. That same night he received the result of the test giving positive. That did not dissuade her from take the train and return to Scotland on Tuesday. She herself ended up reporting the events to the police and to the body that watches over the behavior of politicians in Parliament.
Ferrier, MP for the Rutherglen and Hamilton West district, has been suspended from duty parliamentarians, but an unstoppable and unanimous clamor is calling for her resignation. “You must reconsider your position. I think it’s obvious what you need to do & rdquor; SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford told the BBC. Scotland’s Party Leader and Chief Minister Nicola Sturgeon called it “indefendibles” Ferrier’s acts. Meanwhile, the Commons is investigating how many people have been in contact with her. At least one has already had to isolate herself.
The incident is the gravest, but not the only one, committed so far by politicians and personalities who are supposed to set an example when more than a quarter of the country is under heavy restrictions and the danger of disobedience and citizen rebellion against the rules imposed by the Government.
Skip the rules
The first to break the rules was Boris Johnson’s top advisor, Dominic Cummings, who in full national confinement traveled with his family to the other end of England. Johnson defended him and exonerated his behavior, something that seriously damaged his credibility. Since then, deputies have been caught on trains or in the subway without wearing a mask, which the Prime Minister’s father was not wearing when he was photographed in a store these days. To the list must be added the former Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, hosting a dinner with more than six people, the maximum number for meetings allowed in the entire country.