Former soldier sent politician chilling tweet that he should be shot behind the ear –

A military veteran has been sentenced for tweeting that a member of the Scottish Parliament should be assassinated.

Andrew Brews served in Northern Ireland and said that MSP James Dornan, who is an SNP politician for Glasgow Cathcart, “deserved one behind the ear.”

He described the politician as a “dirty little Nationalist rat.”

Brews, a landlord, admitted that the phrase was used during the Troubles to describe a method of assassination.

The former-soldier confessed he posted the message on a Twitter thread after seeing a picture of the MSP posing in front of a flag linked to the Irish Republican Army.

He has said posting the image had been a “knee-jerk reaction”.

The comment was directed toward MSP James Dornan

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