Nicola Sturgeon was shamed by the Scottish Labour leader after becoming embroiled in a row over Scotland’s vaccination rollout during an election debate hosted live on Facebook. The SNP leader and Douglas Ross’ heated clash saw the online hustings hosted by NUS Scotland descend into chaos as Mr Sawar took a swipe at Ms Sturgeon’s behaviour, mockingly branding her conduct a “great example to kids and young people across this country.”
The row was sparked when Mr Ross confronted the First Minister over the role of the UK in the success of the vaccination rollout in Scotland.
He said: “Nicola over 60 percent of Scots are now protected with the first dose of the vaccine.
“What is the highest percentage of an independent country in the European Union?
The Scottish Conservative leader was then cut off by Nicola Sturgeon.
She said: “That is quite simply not true, we procured the vaccine in the same way every year we procure the flu vaccine.”
“You don’t need to tell me how many people have been vaccinated, I spent every day overseeing the programme.
“Stop talking down our vaccination programme for political purposes,” blasted the SNP leader.
“It is disgraceful to seek to do that.”
The 2021 Scottish Parliament elections will be held on Thursday, May 6, 2021.
The latest Panelbase survey for The Sunday Times suggests pro-independence parties will likely win the upcoming vote on May 6.
The polls found pro-independence polls could win 79 of the Scottish Parliament’s 129 seats.
The results showed Ms Sturgeon’s SNP would win a narrow outright majority with 65 seats.