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ref date:24 Mar 2000 (WBA)
Labour slighted Herald newspaper?

Allegations that Labour tried to alter the Herald newspapers editorial line last year by cancelling advertising with the paper led Labour into a mini fit.

We all know the Scotsman paper backed Labour and devolution to the hilt for months and cowered away in the dark over the very idea of independence - whilst the Herald had an open debate.

Labours finance minister Jack McConnell and SNP business manager Michael Russell had a heated debate over the issue that was stopped by presiding officer David Steel!