Some people are posting on recent events at Holyrood and deliberately trying to disguise the underhand behaviour of the SNP, it is probably worth while for me to try to make the issues clearer, I doubt if the SNP mob will admit to anything but other readers might find it helpful.
1/ Neither me nor anyone else in the Labour Party has said anything other than that Wendy unknowingly broke the law, that is why she did not get taken to court, (unknowingly) is the important word here.
2/ The SNP dominated committee who decided on this sanction acted on political lines despite it being unwhipped.
3/ The chair used his casting vote to impose this sanction, this is completely against precedent where a draw normally leads to no further action.
4/ The chair deliberately waited until the parliament had no time to implement the punishment, thus ensuring that it would rumble on for months.
They (the SNP) are guilty of an underhand politically motivated deception and have brought the parliament in to disrepute.
John Swinney and Alex (the spiv) were trying to wriggle out of this shameful behaviour on TV today by using the red herring that it was a Labour insider who broke this story, it certainly seems so but, how does that excuse the sleekit behaviour of the SNP ?
There is a stench of dishonest trickery surrounding them because of this. The chair in question SNP MSP Brown has enhanced his career prospects while at the same time confirming his reputation at Holyrood for naked careerism, he is creeping his way up, prepared to do the dirty work for 'the spiv' we will here more of this typical Nat.
For those who are still not sure what the SNP have been up to here I will relate this story.
Years ago, along with others I attended a conference when Standards Committees were being introduced and was struck by the contentious arguing between Labour and SNP delegates who knew each other, the Labour delegates were calling for more safeguards to prevent politically motivated vexatious complaints and the SNP weren't bothered about that issue.
I made a point of talking to some of the Labour delegates and they explained their reason for bringing this up.
As an election approaches the SNP or one of their supporters makes a complaint about financial impropriety against the Labour Group on the Council, the fraud squad / police etc. are obliged to acknowledge that complaint and investigate.
The SNP then go into the election with a story about the Labour Group being investigated by the police, that's how the SNP work.
That is similar to what they have been doing here. They have been using the issue to pursue their vendetta against Wendy Alexander, no higher motive than that.
"Alex (the spiv) Salmond for first minister" anyone ?