Neil Mackay & the Catalan Photos

  • Alfie Baron
Neil Mackay ( @NeilMackay ) promoted a tweet with the text "Innocent people beaten by paramilitary police on the way to vote, ballot boxes removed. This is what fascism looks like #CatalanReferendum".

So, as far as we can tell the text is talking about the illegal referendum on 1st October 2017.

Neil Mackay's tweet was backed up with a photograph of police allegedly attacking fire fighters.

Neil Mackay and the misleading Catalan photo

It didn't take long for the truth surrounding the picture to surface. The photo being used was a photo from 2013 when firemen were protesting over budget cuts.

Neil Mackay and the misleading Catalan photo

You can see the picture in the Metro here.
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.