SNP 'gagging' row journalist Stephen Daisley resigns from STV

Stephen Daisley, the journalist at the centre of the SNP 'gagging' row is reported to have resigned his senior role at STV.

STV stopped publishing Mr Daisley's articles on their website after SNP MPs Pete Wishart and John Nicolson allegedly spoke to Mr Daisley's bosses.

Pete Wishart and John Nicolson had also used Twitter to chip away at Mr Daisley. In one example Stephen had tweeted:
"In England, people tweet journalists demanding they hold government to account. In Scotland, people tweet journalists demanding they don't."

Pete Wishart was quick to respond and include @STVnews into the conversation. Pete Wishart tweeted:

Hi @STVnews is this your view or just the view of the ‘digital’ arm of the ‘STV family’?
JK Rowling also responded to Pete Wishart's tweet asking if intimidating journalists was an SNP policy or his own vendetta.

SNP MP John Nicolson also tweeted another STV twitter account - this time @WeAreSTV. One might assume it was a well planned tactic to use as many STV twitter accounts as possible for maximum exposure.

Pete Wishart continued to mock the situation by tweeting:

"Right, got to get on. Journalists won't gag themselves and free speech doesn't undermine itself..... Work to do....#gagged"
SNP MSP Mark McDonald quits SNP in Sleaze Investigation
  • Alfie Baron

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald has quit the Scottish National Party (SNP).

His resignations follows allegations of misconduct against at least two women.

McDonald resigned from the SNP with immediate effect - but will remain as an Independent MSP.