Scottish Ministers, Sham Consultations and Social Media

SNP ministers using personal Twitter accounts to campaign on social media is wrong in my view - even more so when they make false and misleading claims during an official Scottish Government consultation exercise. 

It's as if their minds are already made up and they're just going through the motions - in a pretence of democracy.


Sham Consultation By Scottish Ministers (March 04, 2022)

A sham consultation process from SNP ministers whose First Minister ‘picked a side’ a long time ago - for example by turning a blind eye to the ridiculous social media antics of Scotland's Equalities Minister (see post below).


Scottish Ministers - Misrepresenting the Law ()

On 15 February 2021 Scotland's Minister for Equalities, Christina McKelvie, made the following bold claim on her personal Twitter account:

"Sorry but TWAW is actually the law so no false equivalence at all."

But not only was this claim false and highly misleading - it came at a time when Scottish Ministers were consulting about possible reforms to the Gender Recognition Act.

So how could the Minister for Equalities possibly have been acting in good faith, if she was prepared to tweet such an ill-informed, fallacious view which was widely read and shared on social media?

To my mind this is powerful evidence of a Scottish Minister operating with a closed mind rather than an open one and of the Scottish Government acting in bad rather than good faith?

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