How do we keep Politics out of "easing of restrictions" journey ?

I believe it is right for Scotland to make it's own decisions, and for these to differ from those coming from Westminster where necessary.
However, I fear that if Westminster makes changes to restrictions and we do not, then at that point Politics may well enter into the equation.
By this I mean that there is a possibility, albeit small, that some Anti SNP / Unionist voters may decide to ignore Holyrood advice, as Westminster (in their eyes), is their governing body.

How would this be countered ? Has it even been considered as a potential problem ?
Other than stricter enforcement by Police, I have no idea, but I am concerned that this may ultimately affect our progress out of this.

Why the contribution is important

This may adversely affect Scotland's ability to remain in control of this virus.

by gande on May 05, 2020 at 07:34PM

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  • Posted by davemc May 05, 2020 at 20:22

    The First Minister has dealt brilliantly with this issue throughout the crisis. I don't believe that she needs any help. We have devolved responsibility for the main areas here - and can put pressure on the UK government with regard to such non-devolved issues as our currently open international borders.
  • Posted by gande May 05, 2020 at 20:57

    Don't disagree but not the point I was trying to make and one which we cannot ignore.
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