SNP’s James Dornan accused of ‘making up bigotry’ after linking bus cancellations to ‘anti-Irish racism’

TheDerryend

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But it’s an industry in Scotland and it really should be a national embarrassment that poisonous little b@stards like him are able to spout this garbage and hardly anyone questions it. Too many are afraid to challenge it and all it’s doing is building up more and more resentment and anger which won’t easily fizzle out, it fills me with dread what things are going to be like in an Independent Scotland which I think is now inevitable, it’s just a matter of time now imho.
I'll never accept it and I'm willing to go down any route that has to be taken.

I would suggest plenty others start thinking this way.
 

Tam239

Member
let's hope this louse of a scumbag gets called caught out for this and the amount of shite he spouts.... an utter prick of man!!
 

daven37

Well-Known Member
This piece of utter shit needs held accountable for his comments.

There must be some lawful way to hold this liar responsible for this sectarian pish.
 

Blue 52

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Official Ticketer
I'm sure Lothian Buses have plenty of cctv coverage of what happened with all those anti Irish thugs throwing Union Jack bricks at their buses.
 

Harrogate Bluenose

Well-Known Member
the little deranged cretin should just be laughed at and told to sit down but he is actually a MSP.

I actually feel sorry for his family. This man sent his son to Cetic park knowing at the time kids were being abused. How can a father do that to his son?

Maybe he has those lenience's himself? It would make sense.
 

dlt

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I complained about him, this was the response. Admitted he was wrong, but not going to do anything about him.



Thank you for your recent email in which you raise concerns about the conduct of James Dornan MSP on social media.



I do appreciate your view that Mr Dornan made a number of inappropriate comments on social media. I understand the points you make and your concern at this behaviour, but I am sorry to say that it is not a matter that the Presiding Officer is able to help you with. The responsibilities of the Presiding Officer include investigating complaints about members’ conduct in the Chamber and how members engage with their constituents, I’m afraid that individual MSPs are responsible for the content of their own Twitter accounts and therefore the Presiding Officer does not have any oversight role with this. In addition, the Code of Conduct for MSPs, which sets out the standards of behaviour which MSPs have to follow, does not extend to MSPs’ remarks on social media.



I appreciate you may be disappointed by this response, but I would suggest that writing to Mr Dornan might be the best way for you to raise your concerns directly.



Yours sincerely
I find it incredible in this day and age that the code of conduct for an MSP does not extend to their social media.
 

Ray Von

Well-Known Member
I honestly couldn't believe this when I read it yesterday. Even by Dornan's standards it's truly incredible.

A 2 minute search online of what happened at the time would've shown that Lothian Buses had to pull their services on a few occasions, not just 17th March. A driver round the corner from where I stay in Corstorphine was put in hospital after some chavs attacked him.

Then again we know by now this idiot is far more interested in creating division rather than actually doing his job, as his part in the fake video "outrage" proved. Cretin of a guy and I hope Lothian Buses are next in the queue after Rangers to drag him over the coals for making shit like this up.
 

Arkanoid

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They have become so blasé about throwing this anti Irish card about, seems like it's going to bite them on the proverbial
 

Tommy48

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I complained about him, this was the response. Admitted he was wrong, but not going to do anything about him.



Thank you for your recent email in which you raise concerns about the conduct of James Dornan MSP on social media.



I do appreciate your view that Mr Dornan made a number of inappropriate comments on social media. I understand the points you make and your concern at this behaviour, but I am sorry to say that it is not a matter that the Presiding Officer is able to help you with. The responsibilities of the Presiding Officer include investigating complaints about members’ conduct in the Chamber and how members engage with their constituents, I’m afraid that individual MSPs are responsible for the content of their own Twitter accounts and therefore the Presiding Officer does not have any oversight role with this. In addition, the Code of Conduct for MSPs, which sets out the standards of behaviour which MSPs have to follow, does not extend to MSPs’ remarks on social media.



I appreciate you may be disappointed by this response, but I would suggest that writing to Mr Dornan might be the best way for you to raise your concerns directly.



Yours sincerely
So effectively a member of the Scottish parliament can do and say what he wants & isn't answerable to anyone. Fek sakes imagine the reaction if say a Tory politician behaved like that what wee Nicks reaction would be.
Also to quote the old phrase never assume anything as it makes an ass etc....
 

Buffalobluebear

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Like The Hagg, Findlay, 3Names and Smelly Spiers, Dornan has cottoned on to the fact there’s money to be made from the whole sectarian cottage industry

I mean, he/they aren’t at Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton levels of shaking down corporations etc for money, but it’s only a matter of time
 

George Goudie

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Official Ticketer
Is Call it out sympathiser Dornan a target of Rangers after his videogate extravaganza?

I genuinely fear we may overlook the opportunity to target this dangerous hate filled bigot. He really needs to be stopped. There will be blood shed because of his uncontrollable urge to use inflammatory rhetoric. His hate for all things British and his love for republican terrorists has completely consumed his career. This costs us in so many ways, he's the biggest failure in Scotland after Useless.
 

Huckleberry

Well-Known Member
Like The Hagg, Findlay, 3Names and Smelly Spiers, Dornan has cottoned on to the fact there’s money to be made from the whole sectarian cottage industry

I mean, he/they aren’t at Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton levels of shaking down corporations etc for money, but it’s only a matter of time
Victimised extortionists one and all, that banner of ambulance chasing sums them up to a tea ? Oppressed, downtrodden people, my arse.
Dangerous agitators that need to be reined in.
 

RoyalBlue1

Well-Known Member
As much as he is an annoying fat cvnt, he really shows himself up and his fellow republicans when he opens his mouth!

Bizarre comments, potential mental health issue with that one, I'd also check his hard drive!!
 

Desert Loyal

Well-Known Member
These socialist morons all need a racism angle at the moment don't they, SNP so much so they make up one. It's hard enough getting my head around the BLM and left wing political stuff, some of it is absurd, this 'anti-irish catholic' racism though, is a fucking belter.

Your Scottish, you were born in Scotland.

Are they looking for a new stripe on the rainbow flag because they were born Scottish but identify as Irish. B-)
 

MearnsUnionist

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A NATS MSP was today accused of “making up bigotry” after linking the cancellation of bus services due to anti-social behaviour to “anti-Irish racism”.
James Dornan said the decision by Lothian Buses to suspend evening services on March 17 suggested the operator had concluded “Irish Catholics were to blame for this rise in anti-social behaviour” because it coincided with St Patrick’s Day.

He made the claim in a parly speech and later tweeted to say he’d raised “the ongoing issue of anti-Catholic bigotry and anti-Irish racism”, adding: “For far too long accepted as part of Scottish life. Things are changing but we still have a fair way to go to sort this out.”
But Mr Dornan, SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, was slapped down by opposition politicians, who insisted buses were axed because of “straightforward vandalism” after vehicles were pelted with bricks and drivers abused by yobs in some parts of Edinburgh - and not because of a “sectarian slight”.
Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South, said: “A Glasgow MSP making up bigotry about Edinburgh. What a fool. For the record, it was because bricks were being thrown through bus windows endangering lives.”

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Lib Dem MSP for Edinburgh Western, said: “I’ve clashed with (James Dornan) before, but this is utterly contemptible.
“Lothian drivers had suffered nights of abuse and physical assault via stoning before the company suspended services. This was not some sectarian slight.
“He should apologise to Lothian and to parliament.”
And Neil Findlay, former Labour MSP for the Lothian region, said: “When the situation emerged I contacted Unite Scotland to find out what was going on with attacks on their members and urged government to help resolve the situation.
“At no time was sectarianism mentioned - it was straightforward vandalism.”
Lothian Buses announced it was cancelling all services after 7.30pm on the night of March 17 across Edinburgh and the Lothians to ensure customer and driver safety following a spate of attacks.
And in April it confirmed some of its services would be diverted away from particular routes.

Police have since charged 38 children and young people during an operation targeting antisocial behaviour and violence towards Lothian Buses drivers.
During a Scottish Government justice debate at Holyrood Thursday, Mr Dornan pointed to March 17 being St Patrick’s Day and said he could “only assume” Lothian Buses had concluded “Irish Catholics were to blame for this rise in anti-social behaviour”.
He added: “Why else cancel buses only for the night of a ubiquitous Irish Catholic holiday when pubs were not open and it was a stay at home order in place.
“Can you imagine if this had happened roundabout July 12 or if it had about roundabout a Muslim festival, or a Sikh festival. It just is not acceptable.”


In response, top lawyer Roddy Dunlop QC, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said: “As a Glaswegian who now lives in Edinburgh, this vacuous nonsense for an elected MSP is utterly bizarre.
“People in Edinburgh saw the damage caused to buses by bored/disaffected youths throwing bricks.
“Nothing to do with St Patrick’s Day, or religion in any form. Just safety.”

Dornan is a fuuckin clown, but the people who vote for him are bigger clowns.
 
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