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.
Forth and Endrick Councillor now facing a police investigation over racist tweet depicting colonial-era black people as savages and cannibals. The immediate response of the Tory Party was to condemn the tweets, where the obvious first response would have been to dismiss him from the party. By not expelling elected councillors for this behaviour the Tories are giving tacit support to racism.