Baroness Ruth Davidson, the gay former leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, has told the BBC News Channel that she joins many people who are “furious” at the government’s apparent disregard for its own lockdown rules, after revelations in the press that a summer garden party took place at Downing Street, in the midst of the first coronavirus wave. Ms Davidson pointed out that the event took place in May 2020, just a few weeks after the Prime Minister himself was seriously hospitalised with Coronavirus. She also referred to the fact that people had sacrificed so much during the lockdown, including saying goodbye to loved ones, and that hence the garden party cannot be defended. Baroness Davidson is often thought of as the conscience of the Conservative Party in Scotland. When she was leader, she plotted a centrist course which saw the party come back from a very poor position to once again be a major player in Scottish politics.