University lecturer investigated for ‘hate’ incident over Instagram post which included Trainspotting quote

A university lecturer was investigated for a ‘hate’ incident over an Instagram post in which he quoted the film Trainspotting and said the English were “w******”.

James Mooney, a film and philosophy tutor at the University of Edinburgh, made reference to the cult film, based on short stories by Irvine Welsh, during a talk to American students visiting the campus.

He wrote on Instagram: “Spent this morning telling a group of visiting American students that we don’t *really* hate the English, but that they *are* w*****s.

“Welcome to Scotland.”

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