‘One rule for them, another for others’: Scots furious as COP26 delegates avoid Covid test

COP26: Farage discusses coronavirus testing rules

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Nigel Farage has heard on GB News that Scots are likely to resent the rules governing coronavirus testing for 25,000 delegates arriving in Glasgow for COP26. International dignitaries and their staff arrriving for the climate change summit will not need to show a passport of vaccination. The measures put in place around COP26 had GB News’ Scotland reporter Davie Donaldson reporting there “tended to be one rule for one one rule for another.”

GB News presenter Nigel Farage said: “I also understand that all 25,000 delegates that are coming in will be exempted completely from all COVID testing.

“This doesn’t appear thus far to have ad much debate but when people are flying back in from half-term holidays as they will be, having the kids and the family test at a great expense and they see  25,000 delegates arriving, without having to do that, I would have thought there may just be some local resentment about that.”

GB News’ Scotland reporter Davie Donaldson replied: “Yeah I mean I think there will be and I discussed this last week when I was standing outside the venue and said that you know 25,000 delegates coming in, double vaccination passport, not required. 

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“So, it does tend to be one rule for one one rule for another and a lot of people obviously not happy about that.

“The other part of my report last week was that not just having 25,000 people coming in, but encouraging them to stay within people’s homes in Glasgow.

“to me, complete madness, because surely if they’re not tested you have no guarantee that they don’t actually have  COVID themselves and then you’d encourage him to go out into the community and live amongst the people.

“But yeah I mean, as I said before, it’s not just the people at Glasgow be are upset.”

COP26: Leaders greeted by SNP ‘mismanagement’ says Grimes

It comes as conservative commentator Darren Grimes told GB News that world leaders “will all be greeted by the sight of SNP mismanagement” as they arrive at the climate summit.

Mr Grimes told Dan Wootton: “The world’s elite will be arriving next week into Glasgow, which by the way they will all be greeted by the sight of SNP mismanagement.

“In that, I mean Glasgow is said to be full of streets caked in rubbish, blocked roads, withdrawn trains, glued-down protesters, like those Irritate Britain lot, I mean Insulate Britain.

“And rat infestations – all due to strikes and protest.

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“This embarrassment that is likely to come, we will see it next week. It’s on next Sunday.”

More than 120 world leaders will attend the Cop26 summit, which takes place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will say that Scotland is in a unique position to make the event a success and will act as a “bridge”, creating spaces and dialogues and promoting understanding.

She will say: “We will take seriously the responsibility of all governments, at all levels, to show ambition, and to galvanise action, if we do that, we can all contribute towards a successful summit. I have said that small countries can lead the way in this, and they can, but in the coming days, it is the countries which emit the most, who most need to step up. They need to make ambitious pledges to achieve net-zero and those pledges must be backed by credible actions.”

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