THE SNP have hit back at Tory MSP Stephen Kerr following his “vulgar” tweet about the First Minister.

In response to a video in which he repeated his calls for a ceasefire in the Middle East, the MSP told Humza Yousaf that “international diplomacy” was not his job.

He said: “There are dozens of issues which demand the urgent attention of Scotland’s First Minister.

“NHS waiting lists. Flooded areas of Angus. Police numbers collapsing across Scotland. This is your job. Not international diplomacy.”

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The tweet was met with plenty criticism and the SNP have now hit back and called on Kerr to delete his post.

Commenting, the party’s depute leader Keith Brown (below) told The National: “These shockingly vulgar remarks demonstrate a complete lack of compassion and humanity – Stephen Kerr must delete and apologise immediately.

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“Increasingly, the Tories are showing their true colours and underlining the nasty nature of their party – whether it be these crass comments from Stephen Kerr or Suella Braverman’s abhorrent opinions about some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

“The SNP will continue to raise our voice and stand up for the thousands of innocent men, women and children suffering unimaginable horror.”

It comes as Braverman labelled pro-Palestine demonstrations as “displays of thuggish intimidation and extremism”.

The Metropolitan Police has urged organisers of marches this weekend to consider postponing ahead of a busy weekend in London.

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Responding on Twitter/X, Braverman said: “I welcome this statement from the Met Police. The hate marchers need to understand that decent British people have had enough of these displays of thuggish intimidation and extremism.”

Yousaf told reporters in Dundee on Monday that the Home Secretary’s language is “unacceptable”.

“I am beyond angry at the Home Secretary and the UK Government who seem to want to drive every issue into a culture war,” he said.