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Welsh social media guru’s parody poster causes political row in Scotland

21 Jul 2021 2 minutes Read
Left, the poster. Right, Stephen Kerr

A Welsh social media guru’s parody poster has caused a political row in Scotland after it was shared by an SNP MP.

Owen Williams created the ‘No Mask, No Scotland’ poster by popular demand after a similar effort ‘No Mask, No Wales’ was shared over 12,000 times on social media.

However, it landed one SNP MP, Douglas Chapman, in hot water after he shared the image and was accused by a Conservative MSP of “combative, aggressive” messaging.

Stephen Kerr, Scottish Tory MSP said that the post shows the SNP are “determined to make English people feel uncomfortable” in Scotland.

Douglas Chapman MP had posted the image with the caption “Thank you for your co-operation #LoveU”.

The image said: “No Mask, No Scotland. If you’re visiting us this summer, wear a mask. Scotland isn’t England. Our laws are different.”

In England, the legal requirement to wear a face-covering in enclosed public spaces has ended, but will continue in Scotland and Wales until at least early August.

But Conservative Stephen Kerr responded: “I understand the importance of spreading the message about Covidrestrictions in Scotland- but surely we can do that without combative, aggressive messages like ‘Scotland isn’t England’. The SNP seem determined to make English people feel uncomfortable in Scotland.”

Douglas Chapman MP replied: “Stephen, I don’t think asking for a bit of co-operation and consideration is too much to ask?

“You maybe missed the #LoveU bit too?”

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Chris
Chris
8 days ago

Are Conservative MPs perpetually “offended” that the elder nations are not England?
So “making English people feel comfortable in Scotland” is more important than Scotland protecting its won people form coronavirus and asking people to obey THEIR laws not English ones?
Honestly, the sooner we gain independence from Westminster the better!

Last edited 8 days ago by Chris
Erisian
Erisian
8 days ago
Reply to  Chris

No, they are just perpetually offended that not everyone shares their delusions about what is best for everyone else.

Coff
Coff
8 days ago

The poster was not directed to English people.

It was directed to people living in England.

(I do appreciate that this is a distinction beyond the Neanderthalers who populate the tory party)

Coff
Coff
8 days ago
Reply to  Coff

Sorry – I need to apologise the the Neanderthal species.

They are not responsible.

Welsh_Sion
Welsh_Sion
8 days ago

Who are these snowflakes who get offended for the smallest possible reason. Awww diddums.

It’s a well-established truth that Cymru (and Scotland) are not England. What’s so difficult to get your head around that? (Sorry – perhaps I’m asking too much of empty-headed Tories).

Bruce
Bruce
8 days ago

How about English people making people feel comfortable in their own country rather than having to put up with their yobbish behaviour. If anyone else behaved like that in England they would be the first to moan.

Bruce
Bruce
8 days ago

Anyway, England will be back in lockdown in early August if the reports coming in from SAGE are anything to go by. Assuming that Bojo the Clown listens to them.

j humphrys
j humphrys
6 days ago
Reply to  Bruce

That gent on You Tube” different bias” is very good on this. He does the maths on it.
A bit worrying , though.

Cymro
Cymro
8 days ago

I am sorry but if you’d seen the attitude of some people from England when politely requested to abide by the law and wear masks in Wales last week you would understand.But then again asking a Tory from anyway to understand is asking too much.

Wrexhamian
Wrexhamian
8 days ago

This is a fatuous comment by this MP. It shouldn’t be considered offensive to remind tourists from England to abide by the regulations in other countries. Also, he looks like he’s taking a dump, having neglected to remove his jacket.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
8 days ago

I fail to see anything combative, aggressive or intended to make anyone uncomfortable. It just provides information.

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