Selfish and irresponsible, she may well have killed people and should be prosecuted. Despicable way to act up.
But in the light of just how much rule breaking went on, Cummings, parties in the Houses of Parliament, condoned by Johnson etc, it seems a bit harsh that she’s being put on trial while others got away with it.
At a pre-trial hearing at Glasgow Sheriff Court, the current charge was amended by prosecutors to include the Test and Protect accusation.
Prosecutor Mark Allan told the court that Ms Ferrier, who represents Rutherglen and Hamilton West, failed to inform NHS Scotland contact tracing officials that she attended the Houses of Parliament on 28 September 2020.
Ms Ferrier, whose attendance was excused, continued to plead not guilty through her lawyer Neal McShane.
The charge states that Ms Ferrier was at a variety of locations over the three days. These include Lifestyle Leisure centre, Sweet P Boutique and Vanilla Salon in Rutherglen
Ms Ferrier also allegedly visited Grace and Flavour, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, as well as St Mungo’s Church, Glasgow and Vic’s Bar in Prestwick, Ayrshire.
The charge states Ms Ferrier made a taxi journey from her home in Glasgow’s Cambuslang to the city’s Central train station.
It is claimed she travelled to London Euston station and elsewhere in the English capital including the Houses of Parliament.
Ms Ferrier is then said to have made the return journey to Glasgow from London by train.
Sheriff Andrew Cubie continued the case until the trial, which is due to start on 15 August.
I wonder what the penalty will be when if she’s found guilty …
Yes, lets not be too hasty and judge her! She may well be completely innocent If its found that she did do a few things wrong, well…she’ll get a little fine most likely and a ticking off, because it was such a long time ago
Well even a fine would be preferable to it being swept under the carpet and hoping it’s all forgotten about. It beggars belief how any sane person can travel around in a pandemic knowing they have the virus
The Act introduces a process by which an MP will lose their seat in the House of Commons if a petition to recall them is successful. The Petition Officer will open a recall petition after the Speaker of the House of Commons notifies them that an MP has been convicted of an offence and received a custodial sentence (including a suspended sentence) or ordered to be detained, other than solely under mental health legislation.