SNP MP John Mason appears to imply IRA Killers are 'Freedom Fighters'

The SNP have still not brought MSP John Mason to task for his recent Twitter activity. SNP MSP John Mason seems to have implied that the IRA killers of three Scottish soldiers can be called "Freedom Fighters".

In 1971 three Royal Highland Fusiliers, Dougald McCaughey, 23, and teenage brothers John and Joseph McCaig, were off-duty and in civilian clothes when they were enticed from a Belfast pub and shot.

The controversy started after a Twitter user asked John Mason to support a campaign to bring the soldiers' killers to justice.


John Mason replied with the following:


John Mason was quizzed as to why he couldn't take sides between Scottish soldiers and Irish murderers.

John Mason replied with:




Democratic Unionist, Nelson McCausland, said:

“Will Mr Mason clarify what he believes these soldiers were ‘doing bad’ when they were lured from a bar to be murdered? Are the SNP happy to align with a terrorist campaign because those who engaged in it share their aim to break up the UK?”
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.