Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party was a “anti-English bully” who “set a crowd” on a photojournalist.
According to newly discovered testimonies, IAN BLACKFORD was accused of “anti-English bullying” when he “set the mob” on a photographer.
The 60-year-old House of Commons leader of the Scottish National Party is known for sharing his frequently vehement views in Parliament and on social media. This week, the Member of Parliament for Ross, Skye and Lochaber took aim at the Government’s handling of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. Mr Blackford, a long-serving member of the Scottish National Party, shared an item about his party colleague, Stewart McDonald, grilling Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
Mr McDonald accused Mr Raab of being “missing in action” after the Taliban captured the Afghan capital Kabul on August 15 at a Commons Foreign Affairs committee hearing.
As the Afghan political and military organization sealed their control of Afghanistan, the Foreign Secretary was on vacation in Crete.
Mr Raab refused to comment further, but a Downing Street official is said to have asked him to cut short his summer vacation.
According to The Sunday Times, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson pleaded with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to allow him to stay in Crete for another two days.
Late last year, Mr. Blackford was embroiled in his own scandal when he jumped into a public debate on social media and was accused of “anti-English bullying.”
In a tweet, the lawmaker claimed that English photographer Ollie Taylor had broken Scotland’s COVID-19 travel guidelines.
In November, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, introduced travel restrictions between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
“As you live in the south of England and travel to Scotland is only for permitted purposes, I am sure there will be a valid reason as to why you are posting a photo from the north of Scotland yesterday night?” Mr Blackford said in a now-deleted tweet to Mr Taylor.
Mr Taylor’s web profile indicated that he lived in Devon, but he eventually relocated to Thurso in northern Scotland.
Among his other landscape photography, the photographer is noted for his photographs of the Northern Lights in Scotland.
Mr Blackford was “trying to set the mob” on him, the snapper told The Scottish Sun, adding he has been swamped with hostile comments since the event.
“I did get a few hate mails and this, that, and the other in my inbox,” he stated.
Brinkwire Summary News: “I lost a full day.”