Willie Rennie Advises SNP to Review Candidate Selection Procedures Ensuring They Are Fit Persons To Hold Public Office – A Bit Rich Coming From A Party leader Whose Colleagues Are Struggling In the Sleaze-pits Of Politics | caltonjock

Willie Rennie Advises SNP to Review Candidate Selection Procedures Ensuring They Are Fit Persons To Hold Public Office – A Bit Rich Coming From A Party leader Whose Colleagues Are Struggling In the Sleaze-pits Of Politics October 4, 2015 caltonjock Uncategorized             3 October 2015: questions raised about the past conduct of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross MP Paul Monaghan – The Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie urges the SNP to review vetting procedures to ensure candidates are suited to political office He said: “These are very disturbing reports about another SNP MP, and it raises questions about the party’s vetting procedures. I would urge the SNP to establish an immediate review of not only Dr Monaghan’s individual case but their whole approach to candidate selection.” Rennie’s uncalled for intervention challenging the integrity of the SNP is breathtaking in it’s arrogance. I well remember, at the time he was elected leader of Scotland’s Lib Dems after their demolition in the 2011 Holyrood elections his promise to “rediscover the party’s soul and rebuild trust with voters”. He claimed, with a straight face to be an honourable man who would have no truck with anyone in public office who did not measure up to exacting standards he demanded of himself. Those who failed, for any reason would be expected by him to resign. Indeed there were occasions when it seemed Willie couldn’t rise to speak or give interview to a compliant Unionist press without a shout of “Off with his/her head”. In his time as leader willie has called for the resignation of: * Former First Minister, Alex Salmond * Former SNP Justice Secretary, Kenny MacAskill. * The Head of Police Scotland, Stephen House. * The head of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Martin Sime. * Former SNP Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson. (Forced from office because he failed to control extreme weather conditions and heavy snowfall.) But should we be expecting a politician to control the weather? Willie had no doubt. The answer was a resounding Yes!! He had to resign. A bit rich coming from Willie Rennie whose own conduct at the time he was an MP was hardly scandal free.  http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/snp-selection-under-fire-over-second-mp-1-3906656

Source: Willie Rennie Advises SNP to Review Candidate Selection Procedures Ensuring They Are Fit Persons To Hold Public Office – A Bit Rich Coming From A Party leader Whose Colleagues Are Struggling In the Sleaze-pits Of Politics | caltonjock

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