SNP Creates WhatsApp Group to “Inform” Supporters

The SNP are scrambling to maintain a connection with their dwindling supporters thanks to copious amounts of Scottish scandals, resorting to the creation of a WhatsApp channel for “up-to-date news.” A far cry from their unfulfilled promise of a “rebuttal unit” to respond to misleading claims about the independence campaign. Desperate times…

The party sent a round robin email beckoning supporters to join the new group, saying:

“As we move forward quickly towards the next Westminster election in 2024, we’re going to be providing you with new campaign tools to support your efforts as you engage with voters in communities across Scotland.”

To be fair, they only received less than half a million pounds in donations this quarter, looks like they’re spreading thin the budget… 

That’s one way to avoid the headache that comes with deleting WhatsApp messages – have them readily available to the public. Though unless they’re planning on revealing the names of the two politicians in the lockdown love affair scandal, Guido doubts many will be jumping at the chance to join the chat…

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Health Minister Claimed Not To Know About £11,000 iPad Football Game Despite Being Massive Football Fan

The SNP’s iPadGate farce continues apace as Scotland’s health secretary Michael Matheson is now claiming that his children took his parliamentary iPad while on holiday in Morocco and watched the 2nd January Old Firm game without his involvement. Matheson told STV last week: “had I been aware of that at the time, I would have been able to take action“. Hacks are now questioning that story having cottoned on to the fact that Matheson previously accepted free tickets to watch Celtic games. Suspect, though you could play off accepting the tickets as professional courtesy…

Guido’s had a close look at his social media activity, where it actually becomes clear he’s a big football fan. He’s tweeted about watching six football games in one weekend with his sons and liked a post detailing Celtic’s group stage draw. One of his two tweets from his holiday in Morocco was about Pelé. His claims about not being a fan are looking dubious indeed…

Humza Yousaf has made the stupid decision to support Matheson as the lines change every few days. Scottish Tory MSP for Glasgow Annie Wells tells Guido: “The health secretary is seriously expecting us to believe that a football obsessive – someone who boasts of watching six matches in one weekend – was oblivious to the fact that the biggest game in Scottish football was taking place… even by the cack-handed standards of this scandal, his claims surrounding the Old Firm game take some swallowing“. Matheson’s hoping no more evidence comes out which could suggest he’s been inadvertantly misleading Holyrood and the public on this…

Guido hears the Tories are planning to table a motion of no-confidence over the scandal, though are aware the SNP would most probably win and put the scandal to bed as a result. They reportedly want to drag it out as far as it can go to cause maximum damage before that. The SNP continues to hold the record for the most ludicrous politicians in the UK…

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Yousaf Forced To Accept “Shortcomings” on Covid WhatsApp Deletions

Humza Yousaf’s WhatsApp woes continue today as he’s forced to apologise for the SNP’s “shortcomings” on WhatsApp messages. The SNP have been accused of deleting them on an “industrial scale” and Yousaf now admits when the Covid Inquiry asked for messages last year they should have been sent over instead of deleted. Devolved leaders have a habit of appearing trigger-happy when it comes to deleting messages…

Yousaf’s previous strategy was to claim messages had only been requested in September this year, when in fact they were asked for in 2022. He’s now been forced to admit “the Scottish Government clearly interpreted the requests from the Inquiry in a way that was too narrow”. The UK Covid Inquiry has gone so far as to order the Scottish government to publish a timeline of their requests for messages. So it’s clear who’s been telling porkies…

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Finance Committee Warns Scotland Could Run Out of Money

The Scottish parliament’s finance and public administration committee has today warned that Scotland could soon run out of money. Their report points out that “the Scottish Government has itself projected a potential £1 billion resource spending gap in 2024-25, rising to £1.9 billion by 2027-28“. Meanwhile Humza’s tax hikes are pushing businesses south of the border…

The seven members of the committee are attacking SNP leader Humza Yousaf for ScotGov’s “short-term approach towards financial planning” which continues to haemorrhage cash. Giving in to calls for public sector wage increases with no plan to pay for them and spending £500 million on two non-existent ferries are good examples…

While Yousaf bangs on about “Westminster’s cost of living crisis” and blaming the Ukraine war for the state of Scotland’s finances, the committee says “affordability does not appear to be a key factor in Scottish government decision-making”. Warnings that will no doubt be ignored by the SNP for their budget in mid-December…

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Ross Blasts SNP for Covid WhatsApp Deletions

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross is coming out swinging in Holyrood today over the SNP’s Covid WhatsApp messages. Ross pointed out the Scottish Government’s “auto-delete” policy was brought in after government officials were told not to do so by the UK inquiry, and two months after Sturgeon set up the Scotland-specific inquiry. Ritual cover-ups always look the same…

Top ScotNat politicians including Sturgeon have reportedly torched messages “on an industrial scale” after saying they wouldn’t. Humza Yousaf is claiming the Covid Inquiry only requested WhatsApp messages in September this year, while Jamie Dawson KC clarified last week it was late 2022 when all ScotGov messages were asked for. The question is whether the SNP can claim that WhatsApp wasn’t used by officials in Scotland for any decision making or anything related to decision making. Are we meant to believe that?

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Scottish Voters Say Humza’s Useless

Savanta have asked Scottish voters what words come to mind when they think of Humza Yousaf. The results won’t surprise anyone… 

According to YouGov 60% of Scots think Humza’s doing a bad job in office. When he made his conference speech to empty seats this afternoon the longest applause and a standing ovation only came when he mentioned Nicola Sturgeon. Humza Useless” does roll off the tongue…

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