You can see above, the indignation of a tabloid journalist denied blood. A highly-qualified and experienced senior civil servant and a politician well-known for her principles, act in the interests of all of their colleagues in the building yet accused of ‘collusion‘ with a ‘shamed‘ former MSP and minister.
Oooh, remind me. What did he do again?
On 5 February 2020, the Scottish Sun alerted the office of Nicola Sturgeon about a story they were planning to run revealing Mackay had sent a 16-year-old boy messages via Facebook and Instagram in which he described the boy as “cute” and offered to meet up with the boy in person. The paper told the BBC they had been approached by the boy’s mother who had become aware of the messages in the week prior.
On 6 February, Mackay resigned hours before the Scottish budget was due to be announced. Sturgeon announced he had been suspended from the SNP and she had accepted his resignation, recognising his “significant contribution to government” but admitting his behaviour “failed to meet the standards required”.
On 8 February, Police Scotland said that it had spoken to the schoolboy and that while it had not “received any complaint of criminality”, it was “assessing available information”. It subsequently announced that it had reviewed the case and that Mackay would not face any charges, as no laws had been broken, with 16 being the age of consent in Scotland.https://wordpress.com/post/talkingupscotlandtwo.com/49065
So, no actual spoken or physical contact. No stalking. No actual complaint by the 16 year-old who, of course, had there been any such contact, might just have told him to eff off?
Not quite Jimmy Saville? Not even like one of the several groping Tory MSPs and MPS? Not really shameful to my mind. More being an eejit? Maybe even vulnerable?
Is the reporting a bit homophobic too?