The National:

A TORY MSP has been mocked over a tweet claiming there was a “huge turnout” at a local Platinum Jubilee event – when his own pictures showed anything but that.

Liam Kerr jubilee post massively backfired, as he let down his monarch in the process.

Posting two pictures, standing alongside Tory MP Andrew Bowie in one, he tweeted: “Huge turnout at #DunottarCastle #Stonehaven to see the #PlatinumJubilee beacon lit. Wonderful occasion.”

We know numbers can be hard for Tories at times – for example, the horrifying, stark figures about the cost of living crisis they’ve presided over and the damage Brexit is doing to our trade seem to go straight over the heads of the likes of Kerr.

However, given that his picture contained only about as many people as the total of Scottish Tory politicians who have called for Boris Johnson to go – and the bar could hardly be lower – he set himself up to be mocked by social media users.

They obliged.

We look forward to seeing Kerr’s praise of the Manniefest independence event going on in Golspie today. If this qualified as a “huge turnout”, then that festival will be blowing his mind.