ref date:14 Aug 2000 (WBA)
Leaked labour document may be a red herring
SENIOR Labour figures are still trying to put a brave face on the
leak of their party campaign document entitled "Doomsday: Can
Scotland Afford to Vote SNP?"
This document is full of London sponsored and supplied figures with NO
substantiation at all, that makes it appear that the SNP could not
run a financially viable INDEPENDENT Scotland.
Its more than likely that this leak was arranged to get the SNP to
offer rebuttals to Labour statements BEFORE the real election starts,
thus giving labour more time to assassinate SNP ideas.
The SNP should be wary of this gift horse.
The leaked letter with the document said
"I am a member of Labour Party staff. I have
attached a working paper attacking the SNP that I am completely at
odds with. I and some of my party colleagues are totally disillusioned
with this sort of tactic which is no better than the Tories threw at
us. Do with it what you will."