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.
The Murdoch-owned Scottish Sun adopts a neutral stance in its editorial ahead of the independence referendum. It says the referendum is ‘Your Voice, Your Choice, Your Vote,’ and leads with pictures of Darling and Salmond both smiling. Headline:
Britain’s Got Talent v. The Ecks Factor
Leader: We believe in the people of Scotland to make the right decision. Whichever you choose, the Scottish Sun will continue to fight for you and our Scottish principles.
While tweeting his enthusiasm for Ben and Candy Carson, Murdoch asks for “a real black President”.
Murdoch apologizes for his ‘real black President’ tweet.
Murdoch and Hall get married in a low key ceremony at Spencer House in London, a day before expected. They are joined by a handful of guests, who afterwards join the couple for a Wedding Breakfast at Scott’s restaurant, in Mayfair. Hall wears a trench rumoured to be by MaxMara with black tights – which she was photographed shopping for less than an hour before the ceremony – while Murdoch wears a navy suit.