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2014 Scottish independence referendum Alex Salmond Rupert Murdoch Scottish National Party Scottish Sun

Criticizes SNP

15 Sep, 2014

Murdoch criticizes the SNP just days before the Scottish Sun is expected to issue its editorial stance on the independence referendum. On a stop-off in a Glasgow pub during a tour of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Fife Murdoch says he is ‘considering’ giving the Yes campaign the Sun‘s backing – he later publishes several tweets critical of what he says is Salmond’s pro-EU, pro-welfare stance:

SNP not talking about independence, but more welfarism, expensive greenery, etc and passing sovereignty to Brussels.