SNP MSP Desperately Uses Google Mid-Debate

The SNP in Westminster have often complained about the archaic nature of Commons rules, and said Britain’s parliament needs dragging into the twenty-first century – like their home in Holyrood. Footage from this afternoon’s plenary, however, suggests the modern ways of the Scottish parliament are getting in the way of proper debate. As many SNP MSPs struggled to define what constitutes a nightclub during their domestic Covid passport debate, out of desperation Gillian Martin pulled her phone out to debate via Google, only to provide the definition of “late opening premises” instead. Perhaps she can take some time to Google how to make a decent speech before next time…

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WATCH: Douglas Ross Calls Pete Wishart “Inept & Poor” During Furious Committee Exchange

Certainly no love lost between Douglas Ross and SNP Scottish Affairs Committee chair Pete Wishart this morning, with both at each other’s throats in the middle of the committee session.

Ross took the first swing in deriding Wishart’s chairing of the committee as ‘quite frankly inept and poor‘, with Wishart hitting back by saying ‘there’s no need at all to make attacks on the chair of this committee…I’m just trying to get on with doing my job without any personal attacks like that‘. Still seeing red, Ross then insisted “when you’re so poor at your job, I will personally attack you…it’s not erroneous if you’re so poor at your job.” Luckily the exchange was held virtually…

The fight came to an end as a furious Wishart insisted that Ross “get on with his poor an inept questions”, with Ross sneaking in the last word to say “hopefully you can calm down now, chair…”. Probably the most entertaining thing to ever come out of a Scottish Affairs Committee session of late

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Latest Poll Says SNP Now On Track for Majority, Alba Unlikely to Win Single Seat

It seems the tide is finally turning in Nicola Sturgeon’s favour. After multiple polls showed the SNP’s potential majority hanging in the balance, a new survey by Opinium says that the party is now on track to win an overall majority in next month’s Holyrood elections, with 53% of voters expected to select the SNP candidate as their constituency MSP, with the Tories lagging at 21% and Labour down at 18% . That’s a 7% increase for the SNP since March…

In the Holyrood regional member vote, 44% of voters chose the SNP, whilst the Tories sit at a distant second at 22%. Crucially, translating these numbers into seats would hand the SNP a parliamentary majority of 13, bringing their total number of seats to a comfortable 71…

Guido suspects the disastrous polling numbers for the Alba Party are most likely to bring a smile to Nicola Sturgeon’s face. According to Opinium, Salmond’s new pet project is unlikely to gain a single seat in Holyrood next month, polling at just 2% in the regional vote. It looks like the declining support for Labour and the Tories has fallen in Sturgeon’s favour – not Salmond’s…

It’s clear Scottish voters just don’t trust Alex Salmond. A poll by Savanta Comres yesterday showed the former First Minister’s net favourability rating stuck in the gutter at -51% (lower than Boris Johnson’s), and today’s data bears that out. Over 63% of Scots take an unfavourable view of a coalition between Alba and the SNP…

 

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Mundell Expelled from Scot Parliament Over Sturgeon “Liar” Attack

Oliver Mundell was expelled from the Scottish Parliament this afternoon after accusing Nicola Sturgeon of lying to the chamber over the Alex Salmond enquiry. Mundell was given two opportunities to withdraw the comment and refused to on both counts. As entertaining a scene as Holyrood could hope of mustering…

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