What a week for the Scottish Conservatives! Today a Scottish Tory councillor has been reinstated, after being suspended for anti-Catholic tweets. As a small token to show that the councillor was mending his broken ways, Ruth Davidson gave her assurances that the councillor would attend meetings with anti-sectarian group Nil By Mouth. The organisation however has heard nothing from either the councillor, Davidson or the Scottish Conservatives…

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In this morning’s Sun, right-wing blog editor Brendan O’Neill wrote an article on the Crown Prosecution Service’s plans for stricter sentences for online abusers. As can be expected, O’Neill’s tirade was based entirely on a straw man, but that didn’t stop him from arguing that “the mistake of drunkenly tweeting that a female politician you don’t like is a “bitch”” wasn’t that big of a deal.

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