26 April 2020
Commenting on the news that Nicola Sturgeon has failed to attend six COBRA meetings concerning the coronavirus pandemic, Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Jackie Baillie said:
“Nicola Sturgeon’s failure to attend six COBRA meetings on the coronavirus pandemic is nothing short of a dereliction of duty.
“The First Minister needs to explain what she was doing that was so important that she missed all these meetings, or is this merely about status and she won’t go if Boris isn’t there?
“As questions continue about the seeming lack of preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic, the insufficient supply of PPE and the lack of testing, not attending the COBRA meeting seems like poor judgement or is this merely about status and she won’t go if Boris isn’t there?"