By Kevin Williamson
This was the front page of The Sun on Election Day 2007. The usual lies and scare-mongering from the Unionist press. Today The Sun announced its backing the SNP. While professional politicians will, understandably, take any support they can get in a hostile media environment it doesn’t mean that the Independence movement and its supporters should forgive, forget or be naive about the risks that come with supping with the devil.
Rupert Murdoch gives nothing for nothing. When he backed Tony Blair in 1997 he wanted political favours and got them Ditto, David Cameron in 2010. What price will Murdoch have in mind from a second SNP administration? The Sun is still a Unionist rag and the dangers of letting a Unionist Trojan Horse into the Independence camp are very real. They’ll show their true colours when an Independence Referendum Bill is back on the table. Don’t trust them.