Consider why Douglas Chapman felt the need for his tweet above which, oh dear, has made some English folk feel ‘uncomfortable’, according to the Telegraph, that home of the superior form of Englishness which typically has no concept of uncomfortable.

The Daily Mash

Might this example of how some English managers clearly need to be made a wee bit uncomfortable, running through his constituency, be an answer?

Might this type need the reminder:

Rhoda Miller@RhodaMiller14Can someone please tell Stephen Kerr (who blocked me) of the English couple in Scotland yesterday who refused to wear their masks as, and I quote “We are English. We don’t have to wear them” .Having it pointed out to them repeatedly they were not presently in England, cut no ice7:05 am · 25 Jul 2021·Twitter for iPad

And, will this cause English tourists to be inconfortable?

When in Rome etc?


7 thoughts on “‘Uncomfortable?’

  1. I took a photo of that and sent it to Mr Kerr asking him why he is so upset Scotland is a country with different rules has done for a very long time,don’t expect an answer.

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  2. “aggressive” ? “uncomfortable” ? Or yet another excuse to demean SG policy ?
    I understood a similar reminder was launched in Wales yet not a peep, no gnashing of teeth, nada..
    I’m still not entirely convinced LNER made an honest mistake rather than were prompted to do so in order that the media manipulators could run a splurge, LNER are pretty on the ball on such things normally.

    Yet there is a pattern to this, upsetting “border” incidents only happen in Scotland, never Wales, those in NI depend on when Sammy sobers up…

    Vexing incidents such as the muppets in the Rhoda Miller tweet (there were other such anecdotal reports) where they simply don’t WANT to understand, are inevitable, there is so much disinformation in circulation.
    Wearing english exceptionalism as a badge of pride will get a frosty reception, it’s frightening enough that english tourists don’t realise the dangers they pose to communities who have largely escaped high infections.

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  3. Too many English visitors appear to take the view that the English/UK Government rules ( or lack of them now ) apply to Scotland too !

    This is probably down to ignorance and being exposed wholly to the English /UK media saturation coverage throughout the pandemic of the position in England . They do NOT hear of the measures being imposed elsewhere in the UK .

    We in Scotland ( and Wales ) are well aware that WE have been force -fed this UK propaganda too but this has been mitigated by the SG trying to get their own messages through to the people of Scotland .

    This is the basic fault in the 4-nations approach – there hasn’t been one ! There has only ever been the English/UK for the majority . They have been deliberately given the impression that all rules apply everywhere – hence the ignorance when they venture outwith there own infected Pingdom !

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  4. Well we love tourists in Edinburgh, I especially like hearing all the different languages, but now the main language is very much English English. You’d be hard pushed to hear a Scottish accent in Edinburgh the now. I was once upon a time English, but not the arrogant type, who are I have to say mostly southerners. Even in NE England their arrogance and exceptionalism was always apparent.

    I bet if you stopped anyone from England and ask if they understand anything about Scots Law, they will look at you as if you are quite crazy.
    I often hear people say ‘British law’, by people who should know better.

    I wholly expect numbers of infection in Scotland, to go up in the next two to four weeks. The people we see wearing masks on the street are those who are not so arrogant and who respect others rights and another countries’ rules, they tend to be Chinese as well as some Europeans.
    It’s weird now we can’t call ourselves Europeans in Scotland, in fact it’s bloody tragic.

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  5. When I first came to live in Scotland, 34 years ago, when we drove to Glasgow you’d see the graffiti, ‘English go home’ on the bridge. That made me think a bit, maybe even made me slightly ‘uncomfortable’, but I thought and hoped maybe Geordie’s were the exception to that message then. Now I can completely understand why that message was there, of course. Now it would read as the banner at the top says, ‘Scotland is not England’, I would add, ‘respect our laws and rules’.


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