Thursday, January 01, 2015

Must not joke about Scottish independence

There was such an outpouring of hate for England in the run-up to the recent referendum on Scottish independence that it is no wonder some English people are inclined to give a bit of it back

Television personality Katie Hopkins has been branded 'vile' and a racist after she posted a joke about Scotland sending a patient with Ebola to an English hospital for treatment.

A female nurse who had been treating patients for the deadly disease in Sierra Leone, was transferred from her home town of Glasgow to London for treatment after she tested positive for the disease.

But after news of her condition spread, the former Apprentice contestant took to Twitter to make jibes about Scottish independence because the woman is being treated in London.

Hopkins wrote: 'Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London's Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?'

She added: 'Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket.'

Her remarks caused outrage on Twitter, with one user asking 'just how long can you stoop?' Others accused her of political point scoring.

Piers Morgan branded her a 'repulsive creature.'



Anonymous said...

The tweets of the twits - say na more!

Stan B said...

Piers Morgan would know all about 'repulsive creatures' wouldn't he?