Former SNP MP sued for £30k over ‘Holocaust denier’ Twitter barb
A former SNP MP for the constituency of Glasgow East is being sued for £30k by a Twitter user after the Nationalist accused them of being a ‘Holocaust denier’.
The legal action against Natalie McGarry has been taken by Alistair Cameron, director of Scotland in Union, who has been recipient of several critical social media messages from the politician, including one that labelled him an ‘internet troll’.
The current case centres on a tweet penned on 6 March which read: “Leading unionist figures do know that Scotland in Union is headed by an internet troll and an outed Holocaust denier, right?”
This was subsequently deleted and Cameron demanded an apology, prompting McGarry to reply: “I’d add, however, that you should be careful who is distributing your materials, but apologies etc.”
Non-plussed by this response Cameron hit back and issued the writ, stating: “It is not acceptable for a member of parliament to make such an awful accusation against someone and then simply brush it off.”
McGarry resigned the SNP whip last year following a police investigation into the disappearance of £30k from the accounts of Women for Independence and has previously been forced to apologise to JK Rowling for suggesting that the author defended ‘abusive misogynistic trolls.’