Scottish Ministers - Weaponising Social Media
I've complained twice to Nicola Sturgeon about Scottish Ministers breaching the ministerial code.
The first involved Humza Yousaf who was live tweeting partisan comments about fellow MSPs during the Holyrood Inquiry into the Alex Salmond affair.
The second involved Christina McKelvie who made a false statement on social media while the Scottish Government was involved in an official consultation exercise media - "TWAW - it's the law".
By any objective standard my complaints should have been upheld, but both were rejected on the bogus grounds that the Scottish Government is not responsible for what ministers say via their personal social media accounts.
Now this is nonsense, of course, because if a minister said, for example, that 'Stonewall are the equivalent of a glorified protection racket' - they would be sacked immediately because this would upset Nicola Sturgeon, as well as the SNP hierarchy.
The underlying problem is that the First Minister is both judge and jury when it comes to complaints about the ministerial code - there is no independent oversight so things get swept under the carpet.
Details of the complaints I made in respect of Humza Yousaf and Christina McKelvie to follow.
SNP - Weapon of Choice (July 20, 2022)
SNP Ministers - Abusing Social Media (July 16, 2022)
Scottish Ministers, Sham Consultations and Social Media (July 04, 2022)