Willie Rennie went on Channel 4 News to talk about why he wants to see convicted violent abuser Bill Walker MSP (TM Better Nation) out of the Parliament. He talked about how he wanted to see a recall law to enable people like him to be forced out if they won’t do the decent thing and resign. Walker, you may remember, was recently convicted of 23 counts of violent assaults against 3 ex wives and a stepdaughter over a 28 year period.
In a quiet corner of Twitter, some independence supporters were talking about him. Here’s how the conversation goes:
UPDATE: I should add that a nationalist friend of mine has pointed me on Facebook to a couple of pretty vile tweets about Alex Salmond. This one is particularly unpleasant and I link to it just to show that this stuff happens on both sides and that wherever it does, it’s bang out of order.
Like Nick Ross at the end of Crimewatch, I probably ought to add in a “don’t have nightmares – most people, whatever side they are on, are pretty reasonable. Let’s hope it stays that way. All of us who are involved in the debate need to try and bring light and respect into it as well as robust analysis.