Race row threatens to overshadow Jeremy Corbyn visit to Scotland



Scottish Labour has come under renewed pressure over its response to racist and homophobic comments by one of its MPs, with an SNP minister claiming it was “a slap in the face for every single ethnic minority [person] in the country”.
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said Hugh Gaffney, the Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill MP who described a “chinky” takeaway meal and used the term “bent” during a Burns Night address, should “seriously consider his position”.
Mr Gaffney has apologised for his comments. However, it emerged that his local party considered a motion condemning MSP Anas Sarwar... read more

 
12 February 2018 in Politics, Views: 152
Source: Scotsman
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