The SNP are a quieter force in Westminster since the snap election. Along with a reduction in size, they now have to face down the equally rowdy Scottish Conservatives each week at PMQs. Alas, it seems the new challenge is proving too great for the party’s digital operation. At PMQs, the SNP’s Mhairi Black criticised the government for singing the virtues of universal credit when her Tory colleagues in Stirling council have called for half a million pounds in extra funding to mitigate its effects.
The SNP’s digital operation was quick to go on the offensive – criticising the Tories over their ‘hypocrisy’ on Universal Credit after ‘Tory-run Stirling council asked for funding to offset its effects’.
Only there is a problem. Stirling council is not ‘Tory-run’ – it’s an SNP/Labour coalition. Slow clap.