By Democrat reporter
BBC Scotland is reporting that post from the Twitter account of an SNP MSP which suggested Jacob Rees-Mogg will “undoubtedly rot in hell” has been reported to the Standards Commission for Scotland.
James Dornan, pictured above, who represents Glasgow Cathcart, was reportedly replying to the Conservative MP’s post about the Nationality and Borders Bill.
Mr Dornan’s account can now only be seen by those following him.
The SNP said: “It is essential such callous policies are called out.”
Mr Rees-Mogg had quote-tweeted a video from the Commons Leader account, adding: “The bands of blighters bringing illegal entrants to Blighty will be broken up by this brilliant borders bill.”
The reply from Mr Dornan’s account read: “Hope you remember this the next time you go to confession.
“You and your cronies are already responsible for the deaths of thousands and you’re now happy to see the most desperate people in the world suffer and drown.
“If your god exists you will undoubtedly rot in hell.”
Mr Dornan’s account has since been protected, meaning only the people following him can see any posts made.
‘Poisonous and beyond the pale’
Scottish Conservative chief whip Stephen Kerr MSP criticised his Holyrood colleague and called for an immediate apology.
Mr Kerr said: “These comments from James Dornan were poisonous and beyond the pale.
“He is well known for his outbursts on Twitter but this vitriol simply has no place in respectful political debate.
“This gaffe-prone MSP has once again shown his nasty side and shamefully brought religion into his anger at a fellow elected representative.”
He added: “It is clear that he wasn’t interested in adhering to the MSPs’ Code of Conduct when posting this reply, which is why this post has now been reported to the Standards Commissioner.
“James Dornan must urgently apologise for this wholly unacceptable and abusive behaviour immediately.”
An SNP spokesman said: “The Scottish Tories’ desperation to pass judgment on a tweet while utterly failing to condemn the immigration regime of their bosses in the Westminster government speaks volumes.
“While some people appear determined to be offended regardless of what SNP politicians say, there are fewer things more offensive than a policy which threatens to jail desperate refugees for the crime of trying to save their own lives – and the lives of their infant children – and it is essential such callous policies are called out.”
The Standards Commission for Scotland has been contacted for comment.
Meanwhile, Police Scotland is looking into claims that Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, pictured left, sent inappropriate messages to a second teenage girl on social media.
The player was sent home from Celtic’s training base in Wales last week while allegations of improper online behaviour were investigated.
It is understood the allegations surrounded claims he sent private online messages to an underage girl.
Officers have now been alerted to a second image linked to a teenager.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We are aware of the social media content and the matter is currently being assessed.”
Celtic has been approached for a comment on the development, which was first reported in the Daily Record.
Griffiths, who joined Celtic from from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2014, this month signed a new one-year contract extension with the Scottish Premiership club.
The 30-year-old striker had not been a regular starter under Neil Lennon then caretaker manager John Kennedy last season.
He had been criticised by Lennon for his physical condition on his return after lockdown.
Griffiths was also left out of the Scotland squad for the Euro 2020 finals.