SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter attempts to have Jill Stephenson silenced

  • Alfie Baron
Professor Jill Stephenson has written another fantastic article which has been published on the Scotsman's website. You can read the article here.

As usual these brilliant pieces by Jill bring angry Nationalists/Separatists out of their hiding places to try and intimidate and troll her.

Its gone a step further now with SNP Councillor Mhairi Hunter writing to the Scotsman wanting "assurances" they won't publish any more of Jill's work.

It would seem that SNP representatives think they can intimidate newspapers and website owners into shutting down contributors who are not SNP supporters. This is strikingly similar to the row surrounding John Nicolson and Pete Wishart and their alleged contact with STV regarding Stephen Daisley - another fantastic journalist who isn't afraid to speak out against the SNP.

Mhairi Hunter was in the news recently when she was said to have turned Govanhill residents away from a summit meeting.

You can see Mhairi Hunter's letter to the Scotsman below.

I am emailing regarding the above who recently had a column published in the Scotsman.

While Professor Stephenson is absolutely entitled to her views - and the Scotsman is absolutely entitled to publish them - her use of social media has brought her reputation into disrepute.

I attach as an example an image that she retweeted on her twitter today. I am sure you will agree that, irrespective of whatever political point was being made, is is completely unacceptable to portray autistic people in this way and deeply offensive.

I do not believe that someone who behaves in this way should be part of mainstream political debate and would welcome an assurance that you will take this into account and will not publish Professor Stephenson in future.

Yours sincerely

Mhairi Hunter

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.