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Hogmanay Party at Sturgeon's 🎉🍾🎊

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Maudi Fri 24-Dec-21 08:41:26

Hogmanay party at Sturgeon's house!': Man, 33, is arrested after 2,000 people sign up on Facebook to attend New Year's Eve bash at First Minister's home - amid backlash over her new Covid curbs (Daily Mail today) 😁

Lincslass Fri 24-Dec-21 08:44:36

Why what has he done.? Why no arrests for the planned Downing St party. Or is the law on this different in Scotland?

Galaxy Fri 24-Dec-21 08:47:15

I find the using of womens home address to make a political point really disturbing, it's happening more freqiently and seems to be aimed mostly at women. Excuse my French but that man is a wanker.

Maudi Fri 24-Dec-21 08:48:36

Why can't we remain open like in England? Hospitality backlash in Wales and Scotland as Nicola Sturgeon and Mark Drakeford are accused of 'pressing the panic button' with tough new Covid curbs (Daily Mail)

I think they have called it wrong this time playing petty politics.

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 08:58:02

Lincslass

Why what has he done.? Why no arrests for the planned Downing St party. Or is the law on this different in Scotland?

Whatever your opinion of her politics, Nicola Sturgeon is not stupid enough to really hold a big open party while restricting the socialising of others. I would imagine he has been arrested for fraud for advertising a non-existent party at someone else's house. As the venue was that of the FM, it would have caused an "incident"

Galaxy Fri 24-Dec-21 08:59:07

It's also a common form of intimidation used by deeply inadequate people on social media.

Lincslass Fri 24-Dec-21 09:00:16

Elegran

Lincslass

Why what has he done.? Why no arrests for the planned Downing St party. Or is the law on this different in Scotland?

Whatever your opinion of her politics, Nicola Sturgeon is not stupid enough to really hold a big open party while restricting the socialising of others. I would imagine he has been arrested for fraud for advertising a non-existent party at someone else's house. As the venue was that of the FM, it would have caused an "incident"

Have not said anything whatsoever about her politics. I see now he posted her address, possibly an arrestable offence seeing who she is. Politics did not come into it. Happy Christmas to you.

Grannynannywanny Fri 24-Dec-21 09:05:14

There was never going to be a party. The idiot appears to have posted this online to incite a disturbance outside Nicola Sturgeon’s house. He has published her private address online not the official Bute House in Edinburgh. I hope he is suitably punished.

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:08:36

Edinburgh's Hogmanay public celebrations are cancelled - not surprising, as it is just one seething mass of humanity filling Princes Street and the gardens, most of them full of alcohol and hugging and kissing everyone within reach. Just what we don't need in the middle of a very infectious CiVid variant of the pandemic (Covid cases in Scotland have increased by 50 per cent in the past week, and 62.9 per cent of cases are Omicron)

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:10:50

Linslass It was Maudi who mentioned the FM "playing politics" I replied to both your posts in one, but failed to name her. Sorry.

Urmstongran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:11:53

Stupid man for posting NS address on line. Took a funny joke too far. Her sister Gillian noticed it and alerted Police Scotland. It would have gotten a laugh - because it WAS funny to pretend she was having a Hogmanay party round at hers - but what the man did was dangerous in this febrile climate. There are genuinely a great many very annoyed Scots at these imposed restrictions over the festive season - they certainly didn’t all vote for NS!

Maudi Fri 24-Dec-21 09:17:15

Of course there wasn't going to be an official party, seems some have had a humour bypass on here today 🤔 or are we not allowed to smile or have a little giggle about the sainted Sturgeon.

Seems to me Sturgeon and Drakeford in their haste to beat Boris with lockdown measures (they always have to get in first) will have eggnog on their faces and face a backlash especially Sturgeon for cancelling the most celebrated event in Scotland Hogmanay. We'll its given me a giggle today but I do live in England 😁

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:17:56

“We know that the much higher transmissibility of Omicron means large gatherings have the potential to become very rapid super-spreader events, putting large numbers at risk of getting infected very quickly,” the FM told MSPs.

“Limiting these events helps reduce the risk of widespread transmission. It also cuts down the transmission risks associated with travel to and from such events.

"And second, these large events put an additional burden on emergency services, especially the police and ambulance services.

“We know that the much higher transmissibility of Omicron means large gatherings have the potential to become very rapid super-spreader events, putting large numbers at risk of getting infected very quickly,” she told MSPs.

“Limiting these events helps reduce the risk of widespread transmission. It also cuts down the transmission risks associated with travel to and from such events.

"And second, these large events put an additional burden on emergency services, especially the police and ambulance services.

"At a time when these services are already under severe pressure and also dealing with high staff absences, limiting large scale events will help them focus on delivering essential services to the public."

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) said it was “deeply concerned” about emergency care in Scotland, warning that staff absences due to Covid may prevent the health service from delivering effective care.
www.scotsman.com/health/covid-scotland-hogmanay-event-cancelled-as-sturgeon-tightens-restrictions-3502663

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:23:39

I do hope you don't need the emergency services over the Christmas/New Year, Maudi , or the weeks following when they could be busy with Omicron cases. It may be on average less severe than some other variants, but it is much more infectious. With the larger number of cases, there are bound to be patients who get the worst end of it and end up in hospital, fighting for breath and taking all the attention of the medical staff.

Aveline Fri 24-Dec-21 09:25:59

Holding the Hogmanay street party at all was a massive gamble. I'm surprised they even set it up in the first place.

Galaxy Fri 24-Dec-21 09:26:02

I don't laugh at men publishing politicians addresses on line with the aim of intimidating them. I know a number of women who this has happened to, they were very frightened.

Aveline Fri 24-Dec-21 09:27:38

What ever happened to those people who publicised J K Rowling's address?

Riverwalk Fri 24-Dec-21 09:29:21

Maudi

Of course there wasn't going to be an official party, seems some have had a humour bypass on here today 🤔 or are we not allowed to smile or have a little giggle about the sainted Sturgeon.

Seems to me Sturgeon and Drakeford in their haste to beat Boris with lockdown measures (they always have to get in first) will have eggnog on their faces and face a backlash especially Sturgeon for cancelling the most celebrated event in Scotland Hogmanay. We'll its given me a giggle today but I do live in England 😁

Smile and giggle all you like about any politician - but there's a malevolence in this sort of 'prank' in these febrile times.

Encouraging mobs to descend on someone's home, because that's what it was, is a stupid and dangerous thing to do - the police have enough to do.

Maudi Fri 24-Dec-21 09:31:14

That's life isn't it who knows what the future holds for any of us. I'm just reporting what I've read in the papers. Lighten up a bit.

Maudi Fri 24-Dec-21 09:33:34

Happy Christmas 🎄🎉🎊🌲

trisher Fri 24-Dec-21 09:35:24

If only he'd done this using her official address it would have been a great joke. Sadly he took it too far. Obviously a bit of an idiot.

Galaxy Fri 24-Dec-21 09:35:31

I am not sure Aveline, jkr very rarely seems to use the legal avenues available to her, but when she does it is very effective smile. I would be sueing left right and centre if I was her but I think she is a nicer person than I am.

Grannynannywanny Fri 24-Dec-21 09:36:26

Maudi please forgive me for not seeing the humour in posting a woman’s private home address online to encourage like minded morons to gather outside her house.

Hogmanay hadn’t been cancelled. The Edinburgh street party has been cancelled to avoid thousands of revellers crammed together in a confined space for several hours. Hospitals are already struggling and we haven’t reached anywhere near peak numbers yet. My daughter is an nhs nurse and there were already large numbers of covid patients in hospital before omicron arrived. There are covid patients still in ICU from many weeks ago. Maybe seeing her coming home from work mentally and physically exhausted every day has blunted my sense of humour.

Elegran Fri 24-Dec-21 09:44:19

If you live in England, you are probably not aware of just how much Hogmanay is celebrated in Scotland - though maybe you used to watch the TV broadcasts (mostly very tame, though I remember one where the organisers must have been less than stone cold sober, and one performer was clearly heard muttering about their ineficiency).

The last time the street party was held in-person, in 2019, it was attended by 75,000 people. Some people get extremely cross if their fun is restricted. I don't think it would have been very funny if this idiot had succeeded in setting up a mob of 1,000 drunken nitwits outside the FM's private house at Hogmanay. Some brave soul would certainly have flung a brick through the window or something similar. A riot would have ensued.

grannyrebel7 Fri 24-Dec-21 09:44:40

I don't agree with anyone having a go at Mark Drakeford - we're expecting Omicron to hit in January in Wales and he's just ahead of the game by introducing restrictions now. He's very sensible and has taken all the right decisions throughout the pandemic. Unlike the dithering Boris.