Nicola Sturgeon's face-mask lapse pales into insignificance compared to Dominic Cummings' lockdown jaunt – Steve Cardownie
It beggars belief that some members of the Tory Party in particular have sought to gain political advantage from what was an innocent mistake – and one which she has profusely apologised for.
This from the party that shielded Boris Johnson’s special adviser Dominic Cummings when, during the previous lockdown, he jumped in his car and made a 267-mile trip from London to Durham and while he was there drove a further 30 miles to Bernard Castle “to test his eyesight”.
Notwithstanding the utter contempt he displayed in believing that people were so stupid that they would swallow such nonsense, his subsequent refusal to resign or even apologise summed up his elitist attitude.
The First Minister’s transgression pales into insignificance in comparison to Cummings’ flagrant disregard for his own government’s Covid-19 rules.
It has now been reported that a random customer took the offending snap and the owner of The Stable Bar and Restaurant has gone on record to praise Sturgeon’s interaction with staff and customers, saying that she broke the rule "for a few seconds” when she was leaving and turned back to say hello to three customers.
As a supporter of independence, he is obviously miffed that he has been associated with this storm in a teacup and is concerned that his business might suffer as a result which, hopefully, it won’t.