Scots MP criticised for attack on Gypsy Travellers

A Scottish Tory MP has been criticised after saying he would impose “tougher enforcement against Gypsy Travellers” if he was prime minister for the day.

Moray MP Douglas Ross made the remark in an online interview that has been put on YouTube.

He later tweeted that he wanted action against those who “flout local planning procedures with illegal encampments”.

Traveller and human rights groups said Mr Ross had chosen to attack an already persecuted minority.

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