Baroness Davidson joins the pile-on as Margaret Ferrier becomes the only story of the day and the First Minister has to go and lie down after her 247th explanation of why she can’t sack the MP, to dumb reporters.
Davidson’s hypocrisy is unsurprising. She didn’t resign over Dominic Cummings or the royal visit to Royal Deeside by the symptomatic Prince Charles and his huge entourage, trailing the virus in their wake. They were like a 21st Century version of earlier royal families, fleeing plague-infested London or Edinburgh, to safer places such as Oxford or Linlithgow.
BBC Scotland were on hand to wash the Prince Charles story:
But for an SNP MP:
Returning to Davidson, did she not say, on the Lorraine TV show, that she was regularly driving to the Borders to see her parents, during the first lock-down?
Then there was Robert Jenrick, housing secretary, doing the same.
Oh, and Stephen Kinnock going to his dad’s birthday party.
And the PM’s dad, flying to Greece and back then wandering round UK shops mask-less!
No one’s excusing Margaret Ferrier but the media double-standards are all-too-visible here.