By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 16, 2012 | 1 min read

Labour’s social media adviser and MP Tom Harris has resigned from his role after uploading a video that portrayed Alex Salmond as Adolf Hitler.

Harris uploaded a parody that has been widely adapted from the movie Downfall, onto his blog, adapted to reference Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, currently at loggerheads with the UK Government over a Scottish independence referendum.

Having posted the video, entitled ‘Joan’s Downfall’ in reference to MSP Joan McAlpine, Harris has been forced to step down from his role as new media adviser to the party.

The BBC reports that Harris commented: “The video I posted has been a well-worn joke used to parody a range of public figures.

“However, context is everything and in the context of Joan McAlpine's statements about all political opponents of the SNP being anti-Scottish, my actions have been an unhelpful distraction for which I apologise.”

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