Senior SNP MSP and Salmond ally encourages anti-union campaigners to disrupt Murphy event

4th September, 2014 3:19 pm

I’m in Glasgow today as part of our coverage of the Scottish independence referendum. Anyone following me on Twitter today will have seen that there’s been some aggressive and unpleasant campaigning from some Yes supporters – but the official Yes campaign have always denied that they’ve co-ordinated any of this.

Later today, I’ll be watching Jim Murphy do the latest in his 100 streets in 100 days events. He’s had to stop them once before on police advice after receiving sustained abuse. Yet earlier this summer on Facebook, Joan McAlpine MSP – Salmond’s PPS and a close ally of the First Minister – shared this status encouraging people to attend and disrupt Murphy’s event, and which suggested that Yes campaigners are being bussed in to attend No events:

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Let’s see how the SNP and the Yes campaign attempt to explain this one away…

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