Tuesday, 03 July 2018 17:00

RUTH DAVIDSON SHOULD TAKE ACTION AGAINST XENOPHOBIC COUNCILLOR

TORIES MUST CONDEMN “INTIMIDATING, HATE-FILLED COMMENTS”
 
Ruth Davidson is being called upon to intervene in the case of a North Ayrshire Tory councillor, reported widely in today’s press for a xenophobic attack upon SNP councillor Joy Brahim.
 

In a vile, hate-filled Twitter rant the Tory representative questioned Cllr Brahim’s right to participate in elected politics because she is originally from the Netherlands and not a UK citizen.  
 
This is the second time in the space of a year Mr Ferguson has called out publicly for abuse targeted at Cllr Brahim, who has chosen to make her home in Scotland and contribute to public life as a local councillor.
 
Todd Ferguson’s behaviour and hate-filled online campaign has made Cllr Brahim so uncomfortable that she has recently sought to avoid undertaking joint council engagements with her abuser.
 
Commenting, SNP MP Patricia Gibson said:

“There is absolutely no place for these intimidating and hate-filled comments in Scottish politics, especially from an elected representative.
 
“This Tory councillor has displayed a pattern of vile behaviour based simply upon someone’s background, not upon the contribution they have chosen to make to public life in Scotland. That is nothing short of a disgrace.
 
“Anything short of the most robust disciplinary action shows Ruth Davidson is a soft touch on xenophobia – totally unable and unwilling to get a grip of these right-wingers within her own ranks.”
 
 
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/calls-scots-tory-resign-after-12841441
 
https://www.scotsman.com/news/tory-councillor-branded-xenophobic-after-twitter-storm-1-4763069
 
http://www.thenational.scot/news/16327421.tory-councillor-deletes-his-twitter-account-after-xenophobic-rant/
 
https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/12971/fresh-racism-row-scot-tories-councillors-attack-snp-rival-dubbed-xenophobic
 

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