Yesterday I wrote about how SNP MP Pete Wishart had taken to Twitter to throw some personal insults around about Mike Moore and Jo Swinson. Ok, so he didn’t actually use any sweary-words, but suggesting a panda, which sleeps 20 odd hours a day and chomps bamboo the rest of the time, would be a better Secretary of State for Scotland can never be construed as polite. And his extraordinary press release the other day described Mike as attention seeking and pointless and painted a picture of a man desperate to save his job. They clearly have a quality control problem in the SNP Media Centre.
When the supporters of independence have a growing cybernat problem, you would think it would be sensible for their elected representatives to behave with a bit more decorum.
Anyway, he didn’t much like being criticised.
First came the “sensitive wee flower” tweet mentioning this post I wrote about Tory MSP Murdo Fraser retweeting an insult of Willie Rennie:
And then this:
Yip, he’s blocked me. Although it did take him two attempts.
I think I might have hit a nerve.
I assume it’s because he wants to continue behaving badly without me telling the world about it. I tend to do that with anyone who behaves rudely or unpleasantly towards other people. I supported Eilidh Whiteford completely over the way Ian Davidson behaved towards her, for example.
I can’t see Pete Wishart’s timeline, but if you see anything from him, or anyone else behaving disrespectfully towards opponents, diminishing and dumbing down the quality of debate, screengrab it and send it to me. It’s time to name and shame those who drag our political environment into the gutter.