Stephen Daisley Stephen Daisley

Sturgeon’s ruthless dumping of Margaret Ferrier is no surprise

Nicola Sturgeon with Margaret Ferrier in happier times (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The first rule of Scottish politics is: the SNP always wins, even when it loses. If you’re wondering why the Nationalists were so swift to remove the whip from Margaret Ferrier — once the story that she had travelled on a train after testing positive for Covid became public, that is — be under no illusion that ethical consideration had much to do with it.

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