Sunday, April 08, 2007

EXCLUSIVE: Dirty Tricks Details Emerge Against SNP MP

Further inquiries with Inspector McKnacker have confirmed a concerted dirty tricks campaign against "Cash for Peerages" MP Angus MacNeil.

Three forces have been investigating a sustained operation to smear the Scot Nat who has caused consternation at the heart of the Labour government. While the Special Branch in London has been looking into the possible bugging of an SNP office at Westminster, Glasgow CID are investigating a much witnessed following operation against MacNeil and Northern Constabulary have been concerned about suspicious calls to his home on the Western Isles.
All of this comes on the same day as the Labour supporting Sunday Mail newspaper has splashed a two year old "Kiss and Cuddle" story about MacNeil.

Would this be an attempt to undermine the MP who exposed the "Cash for Peerages" morass or does it have anything to do with the latest opinion poll in Scotland which puts the SNP 12 points ahead of Labour?

18 comments:

wrinkled weasel said...

This kind of thing will only strengthen the SNP cause. Day by day the vibe up here is more and more anti-Labour.

But if there has been a dirty tricks campaign I hope the police pursue the evidence with vigour.

I shall watch this space with interest

javelin said...

Shock and Awe - taking the Labour Party infra-structure out with Tony.

No wonder they are waiting for Tony to resign.

Reminds me of the fall of another dictator.

javelin said...

Just read the paper ...

Kissing a 17 AND an 18 year old in a hotel room after the Shetland Island Games.

A passionate Scotsman that attracts the women!! Something the cold, dour Mr Brown can only dream of.

Anonymous said...

And these smears will be welcomed by what passes for "the Press" in Scotland.
The earlier story from the Independent on Sunday re Scotland being a Socialist state omitted to mention that newspapers in Scotland are also on the receiving end of largesse from the Labour/Lib Executive and therefore have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo.
It is amazing that the SNP is doing so well in the polls considering the attacks and biased reporting against it. These self-appointed arbiters of how people should vote are an affront to democracy. How did we let this situation happen?

Anonymous said...

Because the situation is so well known in Scotland perhaps I did not make it clear that the largesse I referred to was in respect of advertising in newspapers--the Executive spending millions per annum on their various campaigns )health,domestic violence etc ,etc)

Anonymous said...

It was inevitable that Labour would be out to get Angus MacNeil after he turned off their dodgy funding stream. It's serious money we're talking about here - well worth their while to smear him.

Liam said...

Well it is true - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/6537251.stm


But I suspect Labour are not going to win from this. This smacks of the playground bully trying to find anything, even a throwing of chalk across a room, to blow into a massive story. Scots, and Western Islanders more than even mainland Scots, don't have time for obvious smear tactics.

Labour 0 - 1 SNP

Anonymous said...

Of course the labour nasties are labour nasties, but this guy is politically 'right on' and personally a complete sH1T.

Getting off with a pair of teenagers while his missus was about to drop his child.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up "anonymous said". Let's face it, two teenagers - we'd all do it if we got the chance. Lucky bastard!

Jess The Dog said...

Labour in Scotland mix with some very nasty people.

John Reid's in laws (through his son't marriage) are gangsters.

Jack McConnell attended a "Red Rose" fundraising dinner hosted by a crime family, the son of which later ended up shot dead over a drugs dispute.

Not surprising really!

Anonymous said...

Have a look at some of the anonymous comments on recently-chucked-out-of-the-SNP Councillor Angus Nicolson's blog. I'm not so sure it was Labour that started this...and I could hazard a (good) guess at which local 'journalist' may have been involved too (allegedly).

http://angusnicolson.blogspot.com/2007/04/election.html

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened certainly did not happen in Shetland according to www.hebrides.biz

Neil Craig said...

As kiss & tell stories go it hardly seems a biggie since it didn't go beyond kissing. Not even comparable with the time the Sun broke the story about Ashdown having had an affair years previously - that did him no harm & neither will this.

Anonymous said...

Here we go ... there's an election on.

There's a nasty publication called the West Highland Free Press. It's an extremist Labour PR sheet thinly described as a newspaper. Noted for hatchet jobs on all things non-Labour, and for being some way up both McConnells and Blairs colon.

Here in Lewis they've been sniffing around, less and less subtly, since the start of the year, looking for some dirt on Alasdair Allan, the SNP candidate for the seat.

If their track record is anything to go by - if they don't find anything, they'll make it up, put it in their "newspaper" the week before the election, then retract it the week after...

Anonymous said...

That is an extremely succinct and accurate summing up of the West Highland Free Press and its hatred of all things non-Labour and non-industrial-scale-windfarm loving. Which latter subject is, of course, at the bottom of this story.

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