‘Nazi’ tweet MSP warned by po­lice

Anti-Semitic car­toon was sent to Twit­ter fol­low­ers

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - By Gareth Rose and Gra­ham Grant g.rose@dai­ly­mail.co.uk

NA­TION­AL­IST MSP San­dra White has been warned by po­lice af­ter retweet­ing an anti-Semitic car­toon com­pared to the ‘very worst of the Nazi pro­pa­ganda’.

Po­lice Scot­land said they found no ev­i­dence of crim­i­nal­ity but ad­vised her to be more care­ful about con­tent shared with her 6,663 fol­low­ers on Twit­ter.

A Po­lice Scot­land spokesman said: ‘Po­lice in­quiries are now com­plete in re­la­tion to this mat­ter and no crim­i­nal­ity has been es­tab­lished. San­dra White MSP

‘No place for big­otry in Scot­land’

has been warned re­gard­ing the con­tent of the on­line ma­te­rial in ques­tion.’

But yes­ter­day one com­plainer de­manded Ni­cola Stur­geon take ac­tion against Mrs White or be ac­cused of hypocrisy.

El­liot Davis, for­mer man­ager of pop group Wet Wet Wet and cochair­man of the Judeo-Chris­tian Al­liance, said: ‘When Ni­cola Stur­geon stood in a Glas­gow mosque re­cently and as­sured us there was “no place for big­otry and prej­u­dice in Scot­land” she clearly for­got to men­tion the rules don’t ap­ply to mem­bers of her own party.

‘It is dis­grace­ful that a mem­ber of our Scot­tish par­lia­ment can share a plat­form with vi­cious anti-Is­rael hate group the SPSC [Scot­tish Pales­tinian Sol­i­dar­ity Cam­paign], and de­mand that Scots boy­cott one and only one coun­try – Is­rael – yet she still gets away with send­ing vile dis­gust­ing racist anti-Semitic tweets with­out be­ing charged.’

Miss Stur­geon ap­pealed for calm at Glas­gow Cen­tral Mosque last month fol­low­ing a minute’s si­lence for those who died in the Paris at­tacks, and ahead of the first Syr­ian refugees ar­riv­ing in Scot­land.

She has apol­o­gised to the Scot­tish Coun­cil of Jewish Com­mu­ni­ties (ScoJec) for the post, which Mrs White in­sisted she had ac­ci­den­tally retweeted.

How­ever, a 1,183-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion has de­manded the MSP re­sign, ar­gu­ing racism against other groups would not be tol­er­ated.

The tweet added to con­cerns raised by ScoJec of anti-Is­rael bias in the Scot­tish par­lia­ment, with a large num­ber of mo­tions con­demn­ing Is­rael lodged at Holy­rood, in­clud­ing many pro­posed or backed by Mrs White. The group said 62 of the 355 mo­tions about for­eign af­fairs in this par­lia­men­tary term have been about Is­rael com­pared with 13 on Syria and 15 on Iraq.

Mrs White is co-con­vener of the cross-party group on Pales­tine at Holy­rood. The SNP has in­sisted: ‘This tweet was re-tweeted in er­ror and has been re­moved from San­dra White’s ac­count.’

How­ever, it is un­der­stood that be­sides Mr Davis, at least two of her Glas­gow Kelvin con­stituents had re­ported her to the po­lice.

Row: San­dra White cam­paign­ing in 2011 with then First Min­is­ter Alex Sal­mond and Ni­cola Stur­geon

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