Retired English professor of History at Edinburgh University being cited by the newspaper media as an “top professor,” implying an expertise in the Scottish constitutional debate she does not have. Over her social media activity she has also been implicated in racist, homophobic, anti-Catholic, and misogynistic abuse. She has gained for herself a reputation for aggressive social media trolling.
The chair of City of Glasgow College and an OBE says that he posted anti-SNP memes to his personal Facebook account, in violation of the college’s code of ethics, in order to support his friend the Conservative and Unionist MP David Mundell. This is a classic example of the use of assets and agents of influence straight out of the Bell Pottinger playbook.