More than eight hours after an Anti-Irish hate march had been facilitated through the centre of Glasgow Nicola Sturgeon took to Twitter to reveal that she has been identified as a close contact, requiring to be tested and self-isolate.
In line with the lack of action taken over the carnage caused to the city centre in March and May it seems that Scotland’s politicians are afraid to tackle certain race issues.
If it is taking the knee or supporting Afghan refugees’ politicians are falling over each other to show themselves in a good light.
When anti-Irish and anti-Catholic songs are heard on the streets they get a police escort with politicians looking the other way. At 7pm on Sunday Patrick Harvie became the first Scottish political leader had commented on the scenes along Argyle Street this morning, by 9.30pm no other leader had commented.
And of course, along come the predictable responses:
“it’s a fake” (I have been contacted by constituents who saw and heard racist singing in the city centre today)
“our side won haha” (I couldn’t give less of a damn about either sportball team)
general abuse (instant block)
— Patrick Harvie ??? (@patrickharvie) August 29, 2021
The First Minister is well aware of Twitter, what is happening in the city she represents in Hollyrood.
As the incidents of March and May demonstrated, when politicians turn a blind eye it offers encouragement to law-breakers.
I’ve had notification tonight that I’ve been identified as a close contact of someone who is positive for Covid. Accordingly, and in line with the rules, I’ll be self-isolating pending a PCR test result. My thanks to all the contact tracers working so hard in NHS Test & Protect.
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) August 29, 2021
Time you get your head out the clouds and get theese disgusting scenes in Glasgow sorted once again police stand by allowing it
— kate dunbar (@katedunbar61) August 29, 2021
@NicolaSturgeon maybe in this time you can reflect and condemn the Anti Irish hate that took place on your streets today, grow a back bone and show the Irish community they are more than welcome in Scotland
— GlasgowRebel ???????? (@GlasgowFIFA_) August 29, 2021
Hopefully you are fine Nicola , and then you can deal with the anti Irish racism on the streets of Glasgow today , tolerated by police Scotland , I have trust in you.
— john pollock (@johnpollock19) August 29, 2021
Please have a say on what happened in Glasgow today with the racist chants through our multi cultural city centre, this is shameful and we won’t allow it to continue, stand up and be counted, ban all walks and racist chants , this will no longer be accepted
— celtic1888 (@dadof2boys1988) August 29, 2021
I take it you had notification of police Scotland doing nothing against rangers fans singing sectarian chanting again in large groups against catholics in Glasgow yet again ? Why do you refuse to publicly call this hatred towards catholics out ?
— STEPHEN (@smcn1970) August 29, 2021
— RitaB ??????? (@BaillieRita) August 29, 2021
— Danny (@supermand8668) August 29, 2021