Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 29 July 2020

SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson says he is considering wearing a face mask ‘for the rest of my life’ (what great news)

North-east SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson indicated he is planning to wear a mask “for the rest of my life” as he mounted a staunch defence of anti-coronavirus face coverings.

The member for Banffshire and Buchan Coast said masks “saved lives” as he took objection to a Tory MSP’s attempts to suggest mandatory coverings in shops and public transport could impinge on civil liberties.

Mr Stevenson, 73, who has received treatment for asthma for many years, made his remarks at the Holyrood Covid-19 committee.His interjection came after Graham Simpson of the Conservatives claimed mask-wearing legislation had been pushed through parliament without “prior” parliamentary scrutiny.

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