ScotGov, Humza and Nicola
I heard from a friend of mine over the weekend who works as a civil servant in the Scottish Government.
Apparently, I can expect my complaint about Humza Yousaf to be blown off because the standard response to objections of this kind is that this involves a personal Twitter account.
In other words Humza's idiotic behaviour nothing to do with the Scottish Government.
If so, I'll be astonished because Humza Yousaf promotes his profile on Twitter by drawing attention to his role as Scotland's Justice Minister.
Not only that because Humza's attack on fellow MSPs was done during normal working hours (ie his employer's time) and presumably it is very easy to check if he used a mobile phone, or some other device, provided for him to use while at work by the Scottish Government.
So I remain optimistic until I'm proved wrong - and let's hope I hear something soon.
In the meantime, I plan to share this post with the various MSPs involved.
Total Lack Of Respect, Humza (3) (06/03/21)
In my view it's crystal clear Humza Yousaf broke the Ministerial Code with his crass behaviour on social media.
But politicians do have a tendency to close ranks around each other and in case anyone might be tempted to fob me off with the lame excuse that this was personal or private SNP business, I decided to reinforce my complaint to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
I do hope to receive a candid response because I there is no doubt that this kind of partisan, unprofessional and very disappointing behaviour brings the Scottish Government into disrepute.
Dear First Minister
Total Lack of Respect, Humza! (2) (04/03/21)
Dear First Minister
Total Lack of Respect, Humza! (1) (04/03/21)
The blurring of lines between what is legitimate government business and what is patently not has got the SNP into a terrible mess of late.
But the justice secretary Humza Yousaf seems not to have got the memo.