You might remember my list of shameful comments by Tory representatives before the election. I’ve listed them again below. Two others (only two) were disciplined and had to do ‘diversity training’ after making anti-Catholic (Alastair Majury) and racist (Robert Davies) jokes. More recently Douglas Ross has referred to travellers as ‘Gypsies’. We await news of his punishment if any.
However, Ruth Davidson has decided to reinstate the first two after promises from them that they had changed their ways saying she was giving them: ‘the opportunity to change’. That’ll be what I hear described as ‘compassionate conservatism’ then? It’s supposed to be directed at the poor and needy and not just at themselves by hey-ho, what did we expect?
I’m sure, they’ll be more careful now but does anybody really believe they’ve changed their views?
Mr Majury boasted about the size of his penis on an online dating site, tweeted nasty comments about Catholics, said the SNP were like Nazis and accused the Scottish government of spending too much time on gay marriage. Does he know about Ruth? How long was the diversity training? Did it include hypnotherapy? How big is his penis?
Is this a Tory thing? English Conservative MP Brooks Newmark [above] actually sent a photograph of his penis in 2014.
Here’s what SNP MP James Dornan had to say:
‘She claims it was ‘not easy’ letting these two councillors back into the party – but not allowing racists and bigots back into her party should have been the easiest decision she’s ever had to make.’
Donald Gatt elected to Keith and Cullen stood for UKIP before and commenting on free meals for P1 pupils, is reported to have said that those who cannot afford to feed their children should use a contraceptive.
Neil Graham, a Paisley councillor, had his contact details on a leaked BNP database. I downloaded that myself at the time and found a near neighbour on it!
Ian James, for Strathtay, was reported to have praised a speech by UKIP MEP Steven Woolfe and bemoaned the lack of characters like Enoch Powell in the tory Pary leadership campaign.
Most pathetic was Fife teacher Kathleen Leslie (above) who described Nicola Sturgeon as a “drooling hag”, a “wee fish wife” and a “walking horror show”. This is a teacher, a role model for young people, who teaches what…..English? Is she that braw hereself
Ken MacBrayne for Benbecula and North Uist, Roxana Iancu for Glasgow and George McIntyre for Midlothian were caught in time and dropped, after anti-Muslim rants by them were allegedly identified.
Finally, David Wilson of Inverclyde was reported to have asked gay people to out themselves during a public meeting during which a donation to an LGBT group had been moved.
I’m a firm believer in everyone deserves a second chance, but sometimes you’ve just got to come down hard, make an example. I’ve never known a bigot or a racist change their views after a couple of months.
I think we can all see this for what it was, and it speaks volumes for the standards and values of the Tory leader in Scotland.
I just heard on Radio 5 that Trump “loves the English”. Be that as it may, I suspect Ruthie will be only too happy to glad hand the orangepeel, wall building supremacist when he comes to meet Treeza and take Lizzie golfing.
We have seen her quick step her way through awkward policy before, on Brexit, “line in the sand” and now online abuse.
They claim to be pragmatists and not ideologists.
The Conservative and Unionist Party in Scotland must relearn to live by its own rules of “knobless oblige”.
Brilliant. Round of applause.
Did you get my Fanta ‘sizers’?
Damn! I missed that can of worms.
Worms? You mean those puny little wiggly things?
You got it in one.
No I don’t. I’ll have you know…..
OK. I quit. Bad dreams!