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Covid MP Margaret Ferrier takes part in Commons vote via proxy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...itics-54525094

The MP who took a train from London to Glasgow after testing positive for coronavirus has voted in the House of Commons, despite facing calls to resign as an MP from all of Scotland's main party leaders - including First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP leader.

Margaret Ferrier, currently sitting as an independent MP, was not present in the Commons for a vote on amendments to the Agriculture Bill on Monday. But she voted by proxy - meaning another MP was able to submit her vote for her. Her proxy was Jonathan Edwards, who was suspended from Plaid Cymru after being cautioned by the police for an assault on his wife.

Mr Edwards is also currently sitting as an independent MP in the Commons.
Echoes of the shameful clinging to "power" by the appalling Fiona Onasanya .....
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I doubt she'll be a working MP much longer, she was told repeatedly to do the right thing (resign) she wouldn't. There are ways and means.
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Yet another example of do as I say, not as I do.

Our Political Elite think they are above the law.
The police have announced that no charges will be brought against Margaret Ferrier.
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The police have announced that no charges will be brought against Margaret Ferrier.
Apparently because the rules were not in place when she did it. I thought they were.
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Daft wee mares, the lot of 'em, och aye ...

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I doubt she'll be a working MP much longer, she was told repeatedly to do the right thing (resign) she wouldn't.
Who can blame her? Would you happily quit a guaranteed income of circa 80k plus expenses pa for the next 4 years?
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It would be a hard thing to give up, but then I'd not have been so stupid in the first place.
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It would be a hard thing to give up, but then I'd not have been so stupid in the first place.
Ferrier won't walk away from her job.
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Apparently because the rules were not in place when she did it. I thought they were.
Apparently the met police have passed it on to the Scottish police.
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Who can blame her? Would you happily quit a guaranteed income of circa 80k plus expenses pa for the next 4 years?
No I wouldn't but, if the SNP get their desired Indyref 2 and win, she'd have no option would she?
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