Humza Yousaf faces FMQs after Covid Inquiry revelations

WhatsApps released by the probe showed the First Minister - then health secretary - complaining about Nicola Sturgeon 'ranting' at him and insulting political opponents.

Humza Yousaf is answering First Minister’s Questions following revelations from the UK Covid Inquiry in Edinburgh this week.

The SNP leader will likely face questions over WhatsApps between himself and Jason Leitch that show them using offensive language to describe political opponents.

The Covid-era messages show the then-health secretary labelling a Labour MSP an “a***hole” while Scotland’s national clinical director described one Tory MSP as a “smart ar**”.

Separate WhatsApps also show Yousaf complaining that Nicola Sturgeon – then first minister – ranted at him which led Leitch to describe her as “absolutely ridiculous”.

The Scottish Government has been accused of secrecy during the pandemic and of making decisions for political reasons – something it denies.

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