SNP FOOT in mouth candidate for Paisley, Mhairi Black, admitted to being a bit of an eejit today. But she still stuck by the reason for her eejitism. AhDinnaeKen reports:
By Longshanker aka @ergasiphobe
MHAIRI BLACK, the SNP candidate for Paisley, repeated her claim today that No voters in last year’s independence referendum were “gullible”.
Speaking on Good Morning Scotland, Black repeated her belief that “some” No voters were “gullible” and “there was an element of truth to that”
When asked by the BBC’s Gary Robertson to clarify her remarks as a possible “error”, Black said: “An error? No, I don’t think so. I think there was element of gullibility in terms of the lies that some people were told.”
Probing further, Robertson said: “When you call people gullible that makes it sound as though in some way they’ve been foolish.”
Struggling to find a suitable answer Black failed to retract her claim.
She said: “I understand what you’re saying. And yes, maybe the word wasn’t the wisest.”
Despite the admission of being unwise, Black noticeably refused to retract her “gullibility” claim.
It was the same type of relative apologism witnessed recently when Black was exposed for labeling Celtic fans as “scum”.
Black said her “scum” comment should be put in some sort of “perspective”.
She said: “Tony Blair started a war”, and claimed that by highlighting the “scum” comment her detractors “priorities are a bit skewed”.
Paisley’s voters, like many in Scotland, seem not to care about the gaffe prone candidate’s lack of experience or standards of decency and civility.
After the referendum she infamously said it took all her fibre not to “nut” Labour opponents who were commiserating with her over the result.
Black is currently 11 points ahead in the polls over her nearest rival, Labour’s Douglas Alexander.
The SNP Paisley candidate is understood to have pledged to put every fibre of her being into not ‘nutting’ Douglas Alexander in the unlikely event he hold’s the seat against her.