Sarah Smith, the former BBC Scotland editor, has told how she was relieved to walk away from the “bile, hatred and misogyny” of Scottish politics. Smith, who was
I feel Sarah Smith is not comparing like with like, for in Scotland she would have been commenting on Scottish affairs and there could well have been some Scots who would have disagreed with her views and wished to advise her, rather than respect her opinion.
Now she is in America is she concentrating on Scotland or now commenting on American affairs. If she is commenting on American affairs, then America is much larger than Scotland and not all America will hear her views, unlike in Scotland where many would have heard her views.
The escalation of violence in America would appear to be far greater than Scotland and gun ownership is, so while in Scotland and unpleasant as it was, vocal comments are not as serious as gun comments, as the former are unlikely to kill.
So, I feel she should hold judgement on America.
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