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.
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.
The leader of the Scottish Conservative Party joined in the media smokescreen attack on the British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by stating on Twitter that “simply seeking peace [with the IRA] is offensive.” This would imply that volunteers in Ireland did not have just cause to defend their country from a violent and oppressive British military occupation that has been found to have violated human rights. It would also imply that she is against the Good Friday Agreement and in favour of further conflict.
Peterhead Conservative Party activist and campaigner reported to the police for making obscene anti-Catholic comments on his Twitter account and making violent threats to the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. He makes it clear that he is a member of the Orange Order and still Ruth Davidson is happy to pose with him for pictures. Many of his Tweets are also racist in nature.
Conservative councillor on Stirling Council used an anonymous Twitter account ‘@Mulder1981’ (now deleted) to make anti-Catholic sectarian and homophobic attacks on independence supporters. He also asked female users about their penis preferences, boasting about the size of his own member. He likened independence supporters to the Nazis, dismissed homeless, and attacked benefits claimants.
A graduate of St. Andrew’s university from England, living in London but originally from Sunderland, telling Scotland that Gaelic is not its national language, and that Scots and Lallans are mere dialects of English. Road signage was one of the few powers given to Scotland as a result of the Smith Commission, but apparently we are doing it wrong – we’re not being English enough. We need to be informed.