SNP (Catholic) MP Convicted of Cough Crime

SNP (Catholic) MP Convicted of Cough Crime

CONVICTED for having a cold. That’s the extent of Covid-19 tyranny in Scotland, where Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party has an iron grip. Margaret Ferrier, MP for Rutherglen and Hamilton West [pictured above with Nicola Sturgeon], travelled to Westminster in September 2020 while she had symptoms of a respiratory infection. When her plague-ridden journey became public, a few febrile nationalists tweeted their hopes that she had infected as many English or Tories as possible. But Sturgeon fumed about the ‘worst imaginable breach’ of lockdown discipline, and Ferrier’s world was turned upside down.

Having taken a Covid-19 test before leaving, and received a positive result while in London, Ferrier returned to Scotland by train. By doing so, she committed ‘serious offences’ against the public health regime. The Metropolitan Police took no action, but Sturgeon’s jackbooted Police Scotland took on the case, arresting Ferrier on January 4, 2021 and charging her with culpable and reckless conduct.

Last week 61-year-old Ferrier, who sits as an independent MP after she was suspended by the SNP, pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Perhaps she hopes that this will save her from a prison sentence. A severe embarrassment to the SNP establishment, however, she is unlikely to get much sympathy from the Scottish judiciary. Her behaviour, allegedly, wilfully exposed people ‘to the risk of infection, illness and death’. The court heard that she spoke in the House of Commons (otherwise wearing a mask during the debate), that the train on which she returned had 153 passengers vulnerable to her germs, and that after arriving in Glasgow she gave a reading at St Mungo’s church before visiting a bar in Ayrshire.

It is difficult to feel sympathy for Ferrier. Her hypocrisy was stark: she denounced Dominic Cummings for a notorious lockdown dodge, and voted for the very restrictions that she ignored. There was no sign of support in the comments under a Mail Online report on her guilty plea, despite the general trend towards Covid scepticism on that site. As with reaction to Boris Johnson’s party at Downing Street, most comments focused on the danger Ferrier caused: ‘She knowingly put others at risk.’

But did she really endanger anyone? Arguably, Covid-19 is simply rebranded influenza, and most sufferers probably have the perennial coronavirus known as the common cold. Basically, Ferrier was criminalised for travelling while slightly sick (she obviously wasn’t very ill if she recited a Bible passage in church and went for drinks about 40 miles from Glasgow).

While awaiting sentencing, this is an opportunity for Ferrier to reflect on the state she is in. She remains an MP, despite Sturgeon’s call for her to resign. The Big Brother mentality is such that devotees must be punished in the name of the cause. Ferrier is not the first SNP politician to be threatened with jail after offending the Holyrood despot. Alex Salmond, one of the most astute figures in UK politics over the last four decades, faced incarceration following a dubious sexual abuse charge. He was cleared, but former diplomat Craig Murray was jailed for blogging truths about the case.

I fear that Ferrier will not learn from the delusional authoritarianism that she supported. Absolutist ideology does this to people. In Stalin’s purges of the 1930s, condemned members of the Politburo seemed to accept their guilt as they faced the firing squad. Nonetheless, I will defend her on ethical and scientific principles, even if these are beyond her comprehension. I hope readers will agree that there is no place for cough crime in our statutes.   Source

Editor writes…

I remember reading about Margaret Ferrier’s fall from SNP grace at the time, and thinking how utterly ridiculous to even think of charging her with a crime.  To convict her (or anyone else) of breaking the crackpot Covid rules is almost beyond belief.  I say “almost” because these days just about everything we see, hear and read is beyond belief.

Notice that St Mungo’s, the parish in which she reportedly attended Mass and read from Scripture in Glasgow, is the same parish where the priest ruthlessly enforced the rules – rich irony, or, to put it another way, almost beyond belief.

Your thoughts…

Comments (30)

  • Andrew Q

    I don’t have an ounce of sympathy. The COVID restrictions were ridiculous, of course, but MPs who voted for the stupid rules and then nagged and bullied the general public, while deeming themselves exempt, are guilty of odious sanctimonious hypocrisy. I’d debar them from any public office…. and then, perhaps, have them flogged and put in the stocks

    August 23, 2022 at 1:49 am
    • editor

      Andrew Q,

      You see, it’s people like you, so liberal on crime and punishment, that has brought us to this situation where people can go on trains with a cold and end up merely sentenced to prison time. No wonder crime is rising if folk can travel the country with a cold/cough and get off so lightly… 😀

      I take your point about the hypocrisy, the same argument used to see off Boris Johnson, but I’d prefer an admission that the rules were crazy to begin with, a profound apology and a promise never to impose such draconian measures again.

      Seems, though, that Nicola Sturgeon is not the most loyal of friends – here’s another example of her own personal cancel culture…

      August 23, 2022 at 9:14 am
      • Andrew Q

        Editor 😁

        The problem is that these wretched politicians knew what they were doing, and the lies it was based on, and voted for it anyway. They disgust me. Everything seems to be on hiatus at the moment but they’re still pushing through legislation to further restrict our freedoms. They’re still harming our children with the promotion of dangerous experimental (abortion-tainted) jabs and malign applied behavioural psychology. These are not good people.

        We’re only a short step from the evil antics of Lauterbach over in Deutschland. Fantastic piece on Margaret Anna Alice’s substack page this morning:

        August 23, 2022 at 10:02 am
      • Laura

        Andrew Q,

        That is a brilliant article you linked at substack. Every MP, in fact every person in the UK, who supported the Covid policies needs to read it.

        They’re now pushing another booster, before winter, and what’s the bet that most people will take it? Stupid is as stupid does.

        August 23, 2022 at 10:38 am
      • Lily

        Andrew Q,

        I’m nervous about the legislation they’re pushing through to restrict our lives further – my problem is, I can’t tell, half the time, whether the law is for England only or Scotland as well. The Online Safety Bill, for example, I haven’t a clue if that will apply up here. I think we already have censorship laws up here, but don’t ask me what they are. I know nobody is above the law (they say) but I’d like to know it, if I’m breaking the law before I get caught, LOL! and right now I haven’t got a clue.

        August 23, 2022 at 6:49 pm
    • Nicky

      Andrew Q,

      “flogged and put in the stocks” – is that all? What about flogged, hung, drawn and quartered? LOL!

      August 23, 2022 at 3:59 pm
  • Josephine

    I’m inclined to agree with Andrew Q – the MPs who voted for the stupid rules should have to pay the price when they are caught breaking them. They made them legally enforceable, so they can’t complain when they are enforced against them.

    As for Nicola Sturgeon’s loyalty – to herself, end of!

    August 23, 2022 at 11:15 am
    • Margaret Mary


      I totally agree – the MPs who broke the rules should be punished, and I’m referring especially to the Scottish SNP MPs/MSPs because they pushed for stricter rules the whole time.

      Think about it – people were fined hefty fines for breaking lockdown rules and we were encouraged to snitch on neighbours taking an extra walk, or whatever, so why should these totalitarian politicians get away with breaking the laws they forced the rest of us to keep?

      August 23, 2022 at 11:32 pm
  • Nicky

    “Cough crime” – brilliant!

    The one good thing about this stupid conviction is that it will help waken up the idiots who went along with the whole scam.

    But what about Sturgeon? She also broke the rules, at least twice that we know of, but the cops decided to do nothing about it. What was that about “no-one is above the law”?

    August 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Am not long back from getting groceries Etc from my nearer Lidles . It takes approximately 20Minutes on the Bus either way and their were quite a few on the Bus Both ways wearing the Face Nappies. Av no doubt that Nippy will start the Law back in Force, as She must be missing Her Daily meetings with the wee Wummin in the corner of a TV waving Her arms up and down.

    Meanwhile any of us who don’t watch the Rotten M.S.M. nor read the Daily Record must know that biggest number of Deaths now are Cause Unknown. When young athletic Men and Women Keel over it’s called Cause Unknown. Of course we know what the cause is but it never can be named or put it seems on a Death Certificate. As for a Ridiculous Law that The Fuhrer keeps going on and on about. Well it saves Sturgeon from looking at the real problem in Scotland which we should know is the lack of Diversity. Or in simple language. Not enough LGBTQ2WXWZ people telling us how we should live our lives.
    Also as for Sturgeon breaking Rules we certainly know on Here to that Rules don’t apply to Her.

    August 23, 2022 at 5:07 pm
    • Lily

      Faith of our Fathers,

      We do know that the rules didn’t apply to her. She broke them in the pub when attending a funeral reception, and the police said “no further action” and then again she was photographed at her cousin’s 40th birthday and the pictures were there on Facebook for all the world to see, she linking arms with her fellow partygoers n a circle presumably singing something, I don’t know. What I do know is that was November 2021, when we were not allowed to mix with people in those numbers, and supposed to be socially distanced with the ones we were allowed to meet with.

      It’s a joke to say nobody is above the law. She obviously is.

      August 23, 2022 at 6:44 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Lily of course you know that am being Sarcastic . Just one other thing though [ not that am a looker ] but i can understand why Sturgeon wants everyone to wear masks as She wouldnt get a Nod off of the proverbial Rocking Horse.
        How She ever got to where She is in public life is a mystery to me as the Woman has Zero personality. A little bit of one may say Scotlands own version of Kamala Harris.
        Also i like the term Circle Of Friends ,am sure all on here can use their imaginations .

        August 23, 2022 at 9:02 pm
  • Michaela

    What I’d like to know is how come Margaret Ferrier was doing a reading in St Mungo’s when she’s the MP for Rutherglen? I know it’s not unusual for people to nip into the city centre churches for Mass and Confession, but to be doing a reading suggests she’s a parishioner. I expect my MP / MSP to live in the area, not use my area to make a living, while they buy a home elsewhere.

    I’ve no sympathy with her – she broke the rules she helped force on the rest of us. A few months in the slammer is called for, IMHO.

    August 23, 2022 at 7:47 pm
  • Leitourgos

    ‘Hoist with her own petard’ is the expression that comes to mind.

    August 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm
    • Rapport

      Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us!

      Editor: “… and deliver us from evil!”

      August 23, 2022 at 8:14 pm
  • RCAVictor

    I’d bet this legal harassment (we call it “lawfare” on this side of the pond), is really about something else this MP did to displease your SNP Nazis, and is now paying the price.

    August 23, 2022 at 10:47 pm
    • Margaret Mary

      RCA Victor,

      I am not so sure about that – unless Ferrier has expressed doubts about the Covid policy. Or maybe even the vaccine. That would maybe explain her being pursued, but I think it’s more likely just that they felt they had to make an example of her once word got out about her trip to London.

      This short video conversation about the vaccines is interesting – it’s just amazing that the mainstream media are still refusing to cover the facts about the vaccine, damage/injury and deaths.

      August 23, 2022 at 11:27 pm
      • Lily

        Margaret Mary,

        It’s worse than that, the media not covering the vaccine injuries and deaths, they are reporting sudden deaths of young people, including famous celebrities, as “unexplained”. There are no questions raised at all. Almost daily I read of some well-know person dying “suddenly” and there’s no reason for it, no possible reasons given. The media are up to their necks in this scandal.

        August 24, 2022 at 10:03 am
  • FDS


    Its was on the media this morning re Scottish biker age 37, who died in his sleep.

    Knew two neighbours who died from cancer as it was that fast. Normally, it might take one or two years to fight back and succumb etc.

    Next few months might be critical unless I’m wrong. But it might not.

    A friend of mine had pzfier and moderna jabs as Im somewhat concerned. It’s because of no long term safety data as govt here have stopped preaching about the vaccines.

    August 24, 2022 at 11:28 am
      • westminsterfly

        Exactly. Does anyone know if that biker was vaxxed? A relative of mine is a rabid pro-vaxxer who thinks I’m demented for not being jabbed and the only article I’ve ever given her that was able to shut her up was this one – because it uses Government statistics (Office for National Statistics UK and Centre for Disease Control USA) so can’t be dismissed as a conspiracy theory rant:-

        August 24, 2022 at 12:26 pm
      • FDS

        Editor and Westminster fly,

        Yes it’s the same guy that I saw on BBC site.

        We have no way of knowing it if he was vaccinated or not.

        I would assume say 70% of Scottish population are vaxxed, correct me if I’m wrong there. So in terms of probabilities, I would assume he’s vaxxed.

        I know a biker similar to him by the name of Kyle Walker as he’s also a well known biker. He was vaxxed injured as he spoke on YouTube With a doctor ( he’s walking on a very thin line cos he could get struck off by YT if other way).

        What was interesting re both bikers, that both have entered a competition few days prior to, which was obviously strenuous enough. Then they get injured or die in sleep. It’s getting very common re vaccine traits.

        August 24, 2022 at 1:07 pm
      • editor

        WF / FDS

        No, we don’t know if the biker has been injected because that’s the last thing the media would want to mention. However, nobody needs a Degree in Detective Work to note that a heck of a lot of young healthy people, notably sportsmen, are dying suddenly, without any previous warning signs.

        August 24, 2022 at 6:06 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        What a Tragedy ,that young Man 37 Years old dying in His sleep. A super fit athlete and theres nothing, not a thing that links these Mengele Injections to His tragic death. Before Covid or should it now be Coughid none of these super fit athletes just died in their sleep.
        The worrying thing about these Jabs is its in the early stages ,and the deaths now from
        ” unknown causes ” is now the main cause of death certainly in the U.S.A. Also as many of us on here know of Fit and Healthy fairly young people who have died or had illnesses certainly related to these Mengele Injection. It certainly has done what Billy Gates and the Rotten BBC Etc wanted. Of course Gates gave the BBC £34Million last year , just a little extra obviously to get them by a sticky patch.

        August 24, 2022 at 6:47 pm
  • FDS


    Today was the first time that irish mainstream paper printed the story of a young soccer player aged 19.

    It states that he has elevated heart rate, health problems which the team doctors had to stop him. They said it all started from a dose (which is obviously a vaccine).

    They didn’t say vaccination, just the dose, their language of words as to avoid that dreaded term.

    They are all waking up now and speaking out loud re their medical view of how it all started etc.

    August 24, 2022 at 6:19 pm
  • RCAVictor

    Here’s a little pointed satire about the “Unknown Cause of Death” epidemic sweeping across the world:

    August 24, 2022 at 10:29 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      Absolutely priceless! I haven’t laughed (or worried!) so much in ages!

      The video about unknown cause of death is hilarious. A very clever way of driving home the facts – and the visuals help, greatly!

      August 24, 2022 at 11:19 pm
  • editor

    For the record, here’s the American Dr Anthony Fauci dismissing vaccines in favour of… getting infected! Just as we’ve always known. Catch the virus and be…er… safe 😀

    August 25, 2022 at 1:02 am
  • editor

    I’ve heard of friends of friends who have suffered aneurysm after being vaccinated, and in one case the woman has survived but acknowledges that she will never be the same again. Now, here’s yet another celebrity who has died (aged 38) after suffering an aneurysm. Needless to say, there is no mention of the vaccine, so we won’t know if he took the vaccine. My suspicion is, that if he had NOT been injected, we’d have been told that but, who knows, I could be wrong – just this once 😀

    August 27, 2022 at 2:27 pm
    • Josephine


      What about this one…

      August 27, 2022 at 2:36 pm

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