Apparently the SNP are actually denying Wendy Alexander’s claim that the Scottish Parliament’s standards committee was biased when it considered the case against her. They might as well deny the earth is round while they’re at it.
I would like to think that if a similar case arose at Westminster, the fact that the individual in question had received written advice from the House authorities – advice the individual had then followed – then the case would be rightly thrown out. Case closed.
I hope that, for the sake of the parliament’s reputation, Labour MSPs who find themselves in future in the position of being asked to make a judgment against a nationalist member will resist being as partisan as this squalid little committee has been, regardless of the temptation.
I see Alex Salmond himself is going to enter the row on the side of his little henchmen. He should be careful that his carefully honed image as a statesman isn’t compromised by being seen as simply another secessionist putting the boot into a fallen opponent for party political advantage.