Welsh social media guru’s parody poster causes political row in Scotland
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.”
I understand the importance of spreading the message about COVID restrictions 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. https://t.co/XCDpqnBc7R
— Stephen Kerr MSP (@RealStephenKerr) July 21, 2021
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?”