Monday, 30 November 2009

Not a good week for the SNP

On the day that Alex Salmond and the SNP publish their white paper on a referendum a poll in the Sunday Times shows that only 20% of Scots want independendence. The SNP are unlikely to get cross party support now following the unmasking of a blogger who allegedly spread false allegations against opposition parties in Scotland. Mark McLachlan was aide to SNP Constitutional Minister Michael Russell and was forced to resign following his unmasking and is no longer a member of the SNP. Opposition leaders are calling for Alex Salmond to apologise to Parliament for Mr McLachlan's internet campaign. Mr McLachlan blogged anonymously as the Universality of Cheese and the pseudonym of Montague Burton. For the full story go to the Times Online and SNP Tactical Voting.


cynicalHighlander said...

Some are more equal than others!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Take your point, its ok for Jim Murphy to have a go at Paul McBride but not Mark McLachlan!