Zero Tolerance and 'Wheeshting For Indy'
The SNP's policy of 'zero tolerance' look like empty words after its embarrassing handling of the Patrick Grady affair.
The party hierarchy's instinct is to close ranks instead of investigating allegations speedily, without fear or favour, and this 'wheeshting for indy' nonsense is part of the problem.
SNP's Shameful Gagging Clause (July 08, 2022)
The young victim of the Patrick Grady sex pest scandal says the party's handling of the situation puts the SNP to shame.
I couldn't agree more and it's high time the SNP's absurd 'wheeshtingforindy' gagging clause on party activists was put to the sword.
SNP Politicians - Speaking Up vs 'Wheeshtingforindy' (July 04, 2022)
What strikes me about the latest sexual harassment stories at Westminster is that Conservative MPs seem to speak up about alleged bad behaviour by fellow MPs.
Whereas SNP MPs seem to clam up and and 'wheeshtforindy' - apart from one courageous SNP member, of course, who leaked the recording of nationalist MPs rallying round a perpetrator while showing no concern for the victim.
So what does this say about the culture inside the SNP that the leaker had to act anonymously, presumably because of the risk of reprisals and punishment from the SNP party hierarchy?
'Utterly Unacceptable' and the SNP (July 11, 2022)
The SNP claims to be a 'zero tolerance' party and Nicola Sturgeon described the behaviour of her Westminster MPs as 'utterly unacceptable' over the Patrick Grady sex pest scandal.
So how does this make any sense, if Ian Blackford remains as SNP leader at Westminster?