The planned screening of the film You’ve been Trumped in the Scottish Parliament the day before Donald Trump gives evidence to the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee does no credit to the parliamentarians who have arranged it.
It appears that the screening has been arranged by the Green MSP Patrick Harvie, who is himself a member of that committee.
While everyone has a right to free expression, it cannot be appropriate for a member of the committee to promote the screening of inflammatory material about a witness it has invited to contribute to its inquiry before his evidence has been heard.
I hold no brief for Trump. But the committee members who, in pursuit of their own political agendas, seek to undermine the important work of this inquiry do the many Scottish citizens who suffer the ill effects of the rush for wind a disservice.
(Prof) Glen Newey