Scottish minister demands Labour expel councillor over racist remark
Humza Yousaf describes anger over ‘brazen nature’ of comment made about him by Jim Dempster
Scotland’s transport minister, Humza Yousaf, has demanded that a councillor who made an Islamophobic comment about him be expelled from the Scottish Labour party.
Jim Dempster, a Labour member of Dumfries and Galloway council, told transport officials at a meeting on Tuesday that “no one would have seen [Yousaf] under his burqa”.
This is the party’s third row over racism since the beginning of the year.
Dempster has since written to Yousaf, Scotland’s first Muslim cabinet minister, to apologise and has been suspended by the Scottish Labour party pending an investigation.