UK Covid-19 Inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence

UK Covid-19 Inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence; ENGLAND: London: GIR / SCOTLAND: Edinburgh: INT / EXT (NIGHT) Douglas Ross MSP (Scottish Conservatives Leader) LIVE 2-WAY interview SOT - (On whether he feels sympathy for Nicola Sturgeon) Leaders across world felt toll of Covid-19 / Nicola Sturgeon and her government attempted to delete crucial evidence, they were looking at political gain from pandemic - (On Sturgeon not being comparable to Boris Johnson) Sturgeon promised to Channel 4 News she would hand over relevant material / that was a lie to the press and public and has hampered Covid inquiry - (On Boris Johnson being 'off the hook' because he didn't promise to make messages available) I never defended that once, Boris Johnson is no longer in elected office / Nicola Sturgeon remains a member of the Scottish Parliament; she has to answer why she promised to hand over messages when she had already deleted ones and continued to after the 'do not destroy' was issued by the UK and Scottish Covid inquiries - (On whether she was a better pandemic leader than Boris Johnson) This was appalling what we heard today that the Scottish government were considering implications of independence and getting into EU when they were looking at a travel ban from Spain [BAD LANGUAGE IN BACKGROUND FROM HECKLER] - (On Nicola Sturgeon being tearful giving evidence) Nicola Sturgeon is a very accomplished performer in Parliament, in the media / we saw at the Covid inquiry today her efforts to avoid answering some of the questions / in terms of her tears, I think I take on board very seriously what the families of the Covid bereaved think, that they were crocodile tears / it's the families of the Covid bereaved who we are seeking to get the answers for, their answers are far more important than the opinions of partisan politicians.
UK Covid-19 Inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence; ENGLAND: London: GIR / SCOTLAND: Edinburgh: INT / EXT (NIGHT) Douglas Ross MSP (Scottish Conservatives Leader) LIVE 2-WAY interview SOT - (On whether he feels sympathy for Nicola Sturgeon) Leaders across world felt toll of Covid-19 / Nicola Sturgeon and her government attempted to delete crucial evidence, they were looking at political gain from pandemic - (On Sturgeon not being comparable to Boris Johnson) Sturgeon promised to Channel 4 News she would hand over relevant material / that was a lie to the press and public and has hampered Covid inquiry - (On Boris Johnson being 'off the hook' because he didn't promise to make messages available) I never defended that once, Boris Johnson is no longer in elected office / Nicola Sturgeon remains a member of the Scottish Parliament; she has to answer why she promised to hand over messages when she had already deleted ones and continued to after the 'do not destroy' was issued by the UK and Scottish Covid inquiries - (On whether she was a better pandemic leader than Boris Johnson) This was appalling what we heard today that the Scottish government were considering implications of independence and getting into EU when they were looking at a travel ban from Spain [BAD LANGUAGE IN BACKGROUND FROM HECKLER] - (On Nicola Sturgeon being tearful giving evidence) Nicola Sturgeon is a very accomplished performer in Parliament, in the media / we saw at the Covid inquiry today her efforts to avoid answering some of the questions / in terms of her tears, I think I take on board very seriously what the families of the Covid bereaved think, that they were crocodile tears / it's the families of the Covid bereaved who we are seeking to get the answers for, their answers are far more important than the opinions of partisan politicians.
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