Nicola Sturgeon hits back at Lord who accused her of breaking the lockdown

Her response to his accusation on Twitter has been liked 52,000 times.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hit back at accusations that she has broken lockdown rules to have her hair cut.

Digby Jones, a crossbench peer in the House of Lords, told followers on Twitter that Ms Sturgeon’s hair was “something that’s concerning” him.

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He asked why the First Minister’s hair was “immaculate” given the “enforced social distancing rules” across Scotland.

“Always done herself? Always? I think we should be told! C’mon Nicola! All your own work? Surely not!

“One rule for the rulers…” his tweet concluded.

Responding to Lord Jones’ jibe earlier today, the First Minister wrote on Twitter: “The number of men, like his Lordship here, who are obsessed with my hair is a bit weird tbh,” adding, “Whereas most women look at it and just know no hairdresser has been anywhere near it.”

Ms Sturgeon’s comeback has been liked 52,000 times on Twitter, and retweeted by more than 5,000 users.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has hit back at accusations that she has broken lockdown rules to have her hair cut. (Photo by Fraser Bremner-Pool/Getty Images)

It comes as Scotland approaches 10 weeks of lockdown, and many people have been driven to cutting their own hair after barbers across the country were forced to close.

On Friday, Scotland entered phase one of its lockdown easing strategy, allowing most outdoor work to recommence. But businesses including hairdressers and barbers are not yet allowed to reopen.

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