Sturgeon breaks silence in furious outburst at SNP MP with Covid-19 who broke ...

The First Minister took to Twitter after the SNP MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West had the whip suspended tonight. Ms Sturgeon said: “This is utterly indefensible.

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“It’s hard to express just how angry I feel on behalf of people across the country making hard sacrifices every day to help beat COVID.

“The rules apply to everyone and they’re in place to keep people safe.

“@Ianblackford_MP is right to suspend the whip.”

Ms Ferrier took a coronavirus test on Saturday after suffering symptoms.

Nicola Sturgeon Margaret FerrierNicola Sturgeon has branded Margaret Ferrier’s actions ‘utterly indefensible’ (Image: GETTY)

Nicola Sturgeon Margaret FerrierThe First Minister took to Twitter after the SNP MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West had the whip suspended tonight (Image: GETTY)

The SNP MP should have self-isolated but she travelled by train to London on Monday where she spoke in the coronavirus debate in the House of Commons.

Ms Ferrier tested positive later that day before returning to Scotland by train on Tuesday.

Since then she has been self-isolating at home and has reported herself to the police.

The SNP MP apologised earlier today and admitted she had “no excuse for my actions”.

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Nicola Sturgeon Margaret FerrierThe SNP leader pictured with Ms Ferrier last year (Image: PA)

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In a statement, Ms Ferrier said: "I apologise unreservedly for breaching Covid-19 restrictions by travelling this week when I shouldn't have. There is no excuse for my actions.

"On Saturday afternoon, after experiencing mild symptoms, I requested a Covid-19 test which I took that day.

“Feeling much better, I then travelled to London by train on Monday to

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