September 20, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon reported to the Tory MSP on an “aggressive” remark in response to anti-Irish racism.

Nicola Sturgeon is due to report to the Conservative MSP following comments made in response to a question about anti-Irish racism.

The first minister was responding to a question from Pauline McNeil, Glasgow Labor MSP, about the action after the crowd sang “famine songs” on Argyle Street in Glasgow before the Old Firm match.

Sturgeon said: “There is never an excuse for hatred or prejudice. I condemn anti-Irish prejudice. It must be told what it is and it must be called.

McNeil said: “I will work with him to ensure all forms of racism and prejudice. Scotland. ”

Sturgeon was responding, saying: “I see a man who chooses to live in Scotland, whether his family has been here for generations or recently. That should not be allowed to happen. ”

At the time, she was blocked by a comment from the Conservative benches.

He said: “I have just made a comment from an absurd position which makes me very angry. I want to take it up with you so the member wants to consider and withdraw.

“It was a comment that was unacceptable in any context, but in the context of what we are discussing, I consider it appropriate to say so to any member.”

A Conservative MSP is reported to have said “unless you are English”.

Presiding Officer Allison John Stone intervened and said that MSPs should treat each other with dignity and respect at all times.

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