Elaine C Smith has brought the Independence movement into disrepute again. Speaking at a conference Elaine C Smith appears to have claimed that a large proportion of those who backed the Union want to "bring back slavery".
Elaine C Smith was speaking as the convener of the Scottish Independence Convention (SIC). She continued to say: "The question of independence for some has not yet been answered and we need to find it in ourselves to listen why that is.
"Calling people traitors or quislings isn't the way forward.
"Brow-beating other people is not the way to convince the 20-30 percent of voters that may change their minds that independence is the way forward".
The Scottish Conservatives urged Ms Smith to withdraw her comment, claiming it was outrageously offensive.
Smith's comments come at the same time that former First Minister, Alex Salmond, claimed that the "Union was weaker than ever".
Salmond has called for "leadership" and wants plans for a second referendum to be put into place. He said "The people will be ready... there is an army of people waiting to be led".
Kirsty Blackman: “I don’t think most folk in their daily lives give two hoots about whether Scotland is a member of the union. The constitutional issues are not the biggest concern for an awful lot of people and, in fact, I very rarely talk about Scottish independence in the chamber, because I talk about things that matter to the people of Aberdeen."
It is being reported that Serena Cowdy, the woman allegedly involved in a love triangle with Stewart Hosie and SNP MP Angus MacNeil, is to marry Hosie after a Christmas proposal.
Serena Cowdy, 36, reportedly had affairs with MacNeil and Hosie - which led to both mens marriages coming to an end. Stewart Hosie was married to Shona Robison.
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