Question for Jim Murphy


David Mccann



Readers of Newsnet Scotland have an opportunity to put questions to Scottish Secretary Murphy who is to make an appearance in a BBC webcast.Jim Murphy will answer questions sent in by members of the public.


BBC Scotland’s political editor Brian Taylor will quiz Mr Murphy during the half-hour webcast, at 1100 GMT on March 26, ahead of the Labour party conference.


The BBC has asked that questions be submitted by Thursday evening, you can do so by clicking HERE.


You will be able to watch the webcast by going to the BBC Scotland news website, HERE.


Unfortunately, the BBC says it may not be possible to put every question submitted to the Scottish secretary.


The Scottish Labour spring conference is being held on March 27, in Glasgow.


I submitted the following but doubt if it will be used, since it might embarrass the Scottish media, who have consistently ignored it in the past.


“Thanks to the excellent documentary ‘Diomhair’, broadcast last year on BBC Alba, we learn that:


For more than half a century, Conservative and Labour governments have set aside their antipathy to share a common agenda- stopping Home Rulers and Scottish Nationalists from ‘breaking up Britain’ [sic] – how Governments of both parties resorted to spying and sabotage to discredit the SNP, its members and supporters.”


Can the Scottish Secretary tell us if his government still cooperates with the Tories in this disgraceful activity?”