Scottish nationalist podcasters said ‘there’s going to have to be a confrontation between Scotland and England’ involving the police and one also that they would ‘happily take them out with a high powered rifle’ at the border.
A commentator on the ‘Aye Right’ podcast discussed how he would “happily” take out English police officers crossing the border.
Below you can hear the words of Jimmy Hutton, Norrie Stewart, Stewart Lochhead and Phil Attridge.
The specific section we’ve been made aware of starts at 42 minutes in.
UPDATE: The ‘Aye Right’ channel have now removed the video after we brought attention to it, however, we have a copy of the original video. You can view it below. We have re-uploaded it under the purposes of ‘Fair Use’ for the reporting of current news events.
One commentator said that “there’s going to have to be a confrontation between Scotland and England anyway” and he didn’t care if it was violent.
“They’d have to bus up Greater Manchester Police, Greater Manchester Police are basically, having seen them, they’re basically a paramilitary organisation. They’d have to bus them up here to put us back in our box. Frankly, the minute the busses started coming over the border, I’d happily sit there with a high powered rifle and take them out.“
The podcast/videocast is hosted by ‘Aye Right Radio’, and say they aim to be “Bringing you the truth about independence”.
Blair McDougall, a prominent figure in Scottish Labour, said:
“Events in America show we shrug off this kind of craziness. This is a programme SNP parliamentarians engage with. They should make it clear nobody associated with this should be anywhere near the governing party in the Scottish Parliament.”
SNP sources we spoke to were keen to distance themselves from the remarks.