SNP Candidates’ Call For Voter Integrity “Trumpian” – Ergo Election Integrity… Bad?

SNP Candidates’ Call For Voter Integrity “Trumpian” – Ergo Election Integrity… Bad?

From the BBC…

Two SNP leadership candidates are demanding information from the party’s chief executive to ensure a “fair and transparent” vote.

Ash Regan has published an open letter, also written on behalf of Kate Forbes, to Peter Murrell.

Mr Murrell, who is Nicola Sturgeon’s husband, has been urged to clarify party member numbers.

The SNP told the BBC that responsibility for the election “did not rest with any member of staff”.

The third candidate in the leadership contest, Health Secretary Humza Yousaf, was not mentioned in the letter.

However, SNP MSP Neil Gray said Mr Yousaf’s campaign team had asked on Tuesday for the figures to be published and “sought assurances this would be done as soon as possible”.

Following publication of the letter, Ms Regan demanded that the information be handed over by 15:00 on Thursday.

The letter states: “We request that you provide essential information pertaining to the current membership status and voting procedures within the SNP, which is necessary for ensuring a fair and transparent leadership election.”

It calls for the SNP to reveal the number of “paid-up” party members, as well as the number of digital voting documents and postal voting papers issued to them.  Click here to read more, including the Open Letter…

Editor writes…

I’ve barely followed this latest SNP debacle but, driving this morning while listening to Radio Scotland, I literally laughed out loud to hear one commentator describe the request for information about SNP membership and voting processes as positively “Trumpian”.  Hilarious.  So, because President Donald J. Trump is on public record as wishing to ensure that elections to public political office are genuinely “fair and free” elections, seeking to secure elections is … bad?  Kinda makes sense, if you think about it.  Your thoughts…

Comments (15)

  • editor Reply March 16, 2023 at 4:10 pm
    • Josephine Reply


      That’s some drop in numbers, it really is. So few people get to vote in the next First Minister. It’s all wrong.

      March 16, 2023 at 10:41 pm
    • Bernie Reply

      No wonder, right enough. It just shows that the whole independence thing is on very shaky ground, yet the SNP tries to give the impression that “Scotland” is all for it. They are so dishonest, it’s not true.

      March 16, 2023 at 11:02 pm
  • Margaret Mary Reply

    It’s laughable to call it “Trumpian” to want safe and secure elections, free from fraud. That’s ridiculous.
    I was just talking with a friend who points out that if there are SO few SNP members, out of a population of over 5 million, it looks like we’ve had voter fraud for a while now. The candidates are only bothered because it might affect their vote to become SNP leader. The whole thing’s a joke.

    March 16, 2023 at 8:27 pm
    • Josephine Reply

      That’s the thing, they don’t realise that by saying it’s “Trumpian” to want to check that everything is upfront and honest before an election, they are giving themselves away as fraudsters!

      March 16, 2023 at 11:04 pm
  • Gabriel Syme Reply

    What a mess the despicable SNP are in. Fighting like rats in a sack, long may it continue. I dont know what a moral young woman like Kate Forbes is doing in such a party of perverts and shysters.

    The LGBT contingent which dominates the party seems terrified that someone who is not a deranged pervert will end up as leader.

    I see the party finally caved in today and released its membership numbers. While still a fair number, it seems they have lost not far off 50% of their members in only four years. Good. Another dismal point to add to Sturgeons legacy of failure.

    I hope they lose the remainder of their membership over the next four years.

    Now they have finally stated the number of people who will be voting, the next question to ask is “how many of these people are dead?”……..

    March 16, 2023 at 8:51 pm
    • Josephine Reply

      Gabriel Syme,

      “How many of thee people are dead” – LOL! If it’s anything like the last American election, I’d say an awful lot of the voters are dead!

      March 16, 2023 at 10:42 pm
  • Laura Reply

    It really is a mess, not just the SNP but the country led by the SNP. They’ve made a total dog’s dinner of governing and I can’t wait to see the back of them.

    March 16, 2023 at 10:40 pm
  • Fidelis Reply

    I just wish the whole thing was over and done with and we knew who we were up against. I doubt that Kate Forbes will win although she has to be the preferred candidate for a Catholic. If it’s Humza Yousef, then life will become very tough in Scotland.

    As for voter integrity – that should be a no-brainer and the fact that wanting it is seen as being “Trumpian” speaks well of Trump. LOL!

    March 16, 2023 at 10:49 pm
  • Lily Reply

    This is really turning nasty. It’s obvious Yousaf didn’t want the numbers to be revealed and doesn’t care about election integrity, as he’s hiding behind the “this will aid our enemies” rubbish.

    Now that the numbers have been released, there’s a chance the election will be fairer and maybe Kate Forbes had a real chance of winning after all. That would explain Yousaf’s fury, LOL!

    March 16, 2023 at 11:11 pm
  • Crouchback Reply

    Who’s going to ask Humza about…” relations”…. with sheep and / or camels….. allegedly Ayatollah Khomeini said that a man can have sex with these, and other animals. In a nod towards respectability, one isn’t allowed to eat your sheep partner or a camel after intercourse…. but a man can sell the sheep or camel to a neighbour once the “relationship” has cooled.
    I have to admit that in nearly 40 years of unarmed combat with the present Mrs Crouchback the usual froideur between us would hardly ever got me to the point of selling her to our neighbours. I think she should be glad she’s not married to Humza….!!!

    March 17, 2023 at 1:22 am
  • Crouchback Reply

    A point of order, if you want to check out the Ayatollah Khomeini stuff, Google Ayatollah Khomeini Green Book…. all in the interest of inter religious dialogue and all that….
    But beware it is not for the faint of heart…. I’m not joking about that, it really is ghastly stuff.

    March 17, 2023 at 10:57 am
  • editor Reply

    I’ve just noticed that a commentator on YouTube, discussing the SNP Leadership candidates, refers to Humza Yousaf as “Yousless” – That’ll stick, I hope 😀

    March 20, 2023 at 9:43 am
  • editor Reply

    Another hilarious comment on YouTube which I just HAVE to share…

    TalkTalk radio asks…

    Q – Will you miss Nicola Sturgeon?
    A – Not if I can get a clear shot…


    March 21, 2023 at 8:05 pm

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