High-profile SNP MP Joanna Cherry has quit her party’s National Executive Committee - your views online
"The movement is much bigger than one person or a political party”
High-profile SNP MP Joanna Cherry has quit her party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) just days after Fife MP Douglas Chapman resigned as party treasurer
Fiona A Sampson
A shambles of a pretend government. It's time something was done about this as they haven't any answers to anything. It's unbelievable.
The movement is much bigger than one person or a political party. The people use the SNP as a vehicle to get independence.
I think she has realised that there is no position for her at the very top.
What is going on please?
Pity Sturgeon didn’t resign months ago – we can only live and hope.
Only because she is not getting her own way. She is not a team player.
Makes one wonder just what the hell is going on behind close doors at Holyrood.
She did not resign from the SNP, she resigned from the NEC.
Their way or the highway!
She wants to come clean. Not a baby anymore – she must know what's going on.
Anyone seen Peter Murrell? Not one sighting of him during his wife’s election campaign or afterwards.
Won't shed tears.
The knives are being looked out and sharped, civil war upon us.
Was that the woman who was accused of transphobia and bullying? Not sure she should ever have been in the national executive committee in the first place. Sounds like she’d be more comfortable with the Tories.
John JC Chalmers
She'll be off to her pal Salmond and his cronies soon.
How long before she defects to Alba? Her anti-trans rhetoric has annoyed me for a while.
The army is set to be called in to speed up vaccine rollout in the Lothians amid claims of staff shortages
C Marie Smart
Some NHS staff at Band 2 would be happy to volunteer after proper training but it’s only open to Band 3 and above, as far as I am aware.
All over the country we should have anyone trained to give vaccine out in any places big enough to hold and function as a vaccine centre. There’s actually not that many places in Edinburgh doing it, which is shocking, so I’d assume it’s probably the same across whole country. Get people out doing it – use village halls etc.
The queues at the EICC yesterday for my second vaccine were awful. In March I was in and out of the conference centre in 20 minutes. Yesterday I was in a queue for 50 minutes to be seen.
It seems pretty straightforward to administer. They're not looking for a vein to do it.
Claire A A Eadie
Does it really matter who gives you it as long as they are trained to do so? If it take the pressure off existing staff for a bit, it's got to be a good thing. More the merrier!
Perhaps if they paid nurses the same rate as the "other" professionals they wouldn't have this problem! I'd love to see my dentist, but he's to busy doing Covid vaccinations to look at my children's teeth.
The army should have been fully involved from the start, its what they do on a mass scale all over the world.
Makes sense. The Scottish taxpayers help fund the Army - may as well make use of them instead of sending them out to fight proxy wars on behalf of Westminster.
Josh Taylor had already bagged £1 million - even before his world-beating fight
The dedication and professionalism he has shown since way before the Commonwealth Games and becoming pro is inspiring, yet the BBC and Sky didn’t show Josh's fight to become Scotland’s greatest boxer in history. He wants his next fight here. I hope he gets a better response and earns what he deserves.