Thursday, 1 September 2011
Paul McBride QC is no shrinking violet - quite the contrary. As one of Scotland's most outspoken unionist lawyers, having once been a vocal member of the Scottish Labour party but defected to the Scottish Tories in 2009, he enjoys the limelight and the attention he receives in the Scottish MSM.
The QC is a fan of Celtic FC and has represented them on several occasions. It is also reported he is currently representing Andy Coulson in the ongoing investigation into phone hacking.
A busy man by all accounts is Mr McBride, yet he's found time to add his support to George Galloway's latest entry into the literary world with his publication Open Season: The Neil Lennon Story. Being a typical unionist Mr McBride couldn't resist having a dig at the SNP, but his effort was a disgrace to all self-respecting Scots, regardless of their religious beliefs.
Mr McBride... warned of possible damage to "social cohesion and related matters" if voters backed independence in a referendum.
To imply sectarianism would increase in an independent Scotland is not only foolish - he has no evidence - but totally irresponsible from a person of his professional standing. His opinion is so blatantly absurd it deserves to be labelled a non-story.