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The MP’s behavior also sparked something of a furor online, with scores of Twitter users flocking to her apology tweet to vent their anger.
Then I waited till Thursday to tell everyone, I want it to be a surprise when they find out they’ve been spreading it around their families.
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 1, 2020
Apart from condemning the politician’s recklessness, many brought up the earlier scandal around an alleged breach of lockdown rules by PM Boris Johnson’s special adviser, Dominic Cummings.
Back in May, Cummings admitted to traveling across the country by car – after his wife showed symptoms of Covid-19. While his career was ultimately unaffected by the whole affair, Ferrier – quite ironically – was among the most vocal critics of the official, and even called for Cummings to resign.
— Jim Bond (@TheOtherBond) October 1, 2020
Clearly, you knew the rules in May.. pic.twitter.com/CV3rjpxorL
— Joe Blo (@JoBloat) October 1, 2020
The MP appears now to be facing the very same criticism from an outraged public, as well as from fellow politicians. Scottish Labour MP Ian Murray branded her behavior “astonishing recklessness.”
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