You’ll remember the awful violence in the Scottish Referendum campaign. No not the mass violent attacks by openly fascist groups on Yes supporters in George Square, the egg someone threw at Jim Murphy. According to MSP Neil Findlay’s new book reviewed in the National, Murphy was deliberately trying to wind up Yes supporters and hoped they’d do something newsworthy. The egg was the best he got. The culprit got 80 hours unpaid community service for his offence and hopefully lots of cups of tea with Tunnock’s teacakes for his efforts. Murphy got kicked out on his arse.
In his book, Findlay says of Murphy: [he] ‘hasn’t a principled bone in his body’. He says Murphy wanted independence supporters to ‘behave like a rowdy mob so undecided voters will be turned off by it.’
In reply, Murphy has said ‘Rrrrrraawwwwwwkkkkkk!!!!’