A complaint to the broadcast regulator Ofcom over the content of an SNP Party Political Broadcast which was accused of targeting a prominent journalist has been dismissed.
Lib Dem MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton complained to Ofcom after the SNP’s Monty Python inspired ‘What have the SNP ever done for us?’ broadcast was accused of lampooning journalist David Torrance.
The PPB featured a pub-bore type character called ‘Davey’ who was shouted down by attendees at a party after moaning about the SNP’s record in Government.
Mr Cole-Hamilton, MSP for Edinburgh Western, had called the broadcast a worrying and Trump-like attack on press freedom, and laid down a motion in parliament criticising the SNP.
Ofcom confirmed to the Herald today that after careful assessment the complaint would not be pursued.
A SNP spokesman told the paper that Mr Cole-Hamilton had pursued a “pathetic, juvenile, attention-seeking stunt”, and insisted the complaint had been treated with the contempt it deserved.
He added: “Hopefully Mr Cole-Hamilton will think twice about wasting the regulator’s time with such daft conspiracy theories in future