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What the abuse of a BBC journalist says about Sturgeon’s Scotland

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James Cook, the BBC’s Scotland editor, is ‘a traitor’. He is ‘scum’, ‘a scumbag’ and ‘a liar’. At least he is according to the Scottish nationalists who howled those epithets at him last night as he tried to report on the Tory leadership hustings. Outside Perth Concert Hall, a mob had gathered, as they invariably do when any of Scotland’s pro-Union parties meet, not for a spirited protest but to shout abuse and spew vitriol.

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Stephen Daisley
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Stephen Daisley
Stephen Daisley is a Spectator regular and a columnist for the Scottish Daily Mail

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