A representative from Scotland took the train across Great Britain – despite a positive Corona test. Now she has to face charges.
A British MP has been arrested and charged with a flagrant violation of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The police in Scotland confirmed this on Monday evening.
The politician Margaret Ferrier, formerly a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), caused an outcry in September when she drove 600 kilometers from Glasgow to London on the train with symptoms of corona, spoke in parliament and after a positive test back to Glasgow drove back.
Ferrier posted a letter of apology on Twitter. In it she admits that she had had mild symptoms even before she left for London. She did a test but then felt better and went to London. “I deeply regret my actions,” she continued. She has been in isolation since her return.
Despite demands to resign, the 60-year-old has not given up her seat in the House of Commons for the Scottish constituency of Rutherglen and Hamilton West. However, she was expelled from the group and is now an independent MP.