Katie Hopkins offends again with tasteless joke about Scottish Ebola patient

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Katie Hopkins is back doing what she does best - offending people everywhere! The outspoken TV personality has taken aim at Scotland this time with a tasteless joke about the country not being as independent as it thought in the wake of an Ebola patient being transferred to a London hospital.

A female nurse was transferred to London from a local Glasgow hospital and Hopkins couldn't rest sticking the boot in. She tweeted about the news by saying "Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London's Royal Free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville?".

She quickly followed that up with another tweet which read "Little sweaty jocks, sending us Ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn't cricket. Scottish NHS sucks." This tweet was accompanied by a link to a letter by MSP Alex Neil discussing the need to take independent control of the Scottish NHS in order to improve and protect services.

Needless to say the Twitterverse went into an immediate meltdown with Piers Morgan labelling her a "Repulsive Creature". @Herring1967's tweet "If Katie Hopkins ever caught ebola you'd really have to feel sorry for the ebola" received plenty of retweets and @rossirvine96 summed up many people's feeling on her saying "Katie Hopkins doesn't 'say it how it is'. She's racist, homophobic, sectarian, ignorant and I don't understand how she's not been arrested?".

The Ebola patient in question, 39 year old Pauline Cafferkey, is currently being treated at The Royal Free hospital in north London after falling ill on her return to Glasgow from a volunteering stint in Glasgow. She has become the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola but health authorities have reassured Britons that the risk to their health is very low.

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