An SNP MP has insisted he’s going to continue to appear at the RT channel despite his party’s Westminster chief describing it as a “tool of the Russian state”.
Angus MacNeil said the best solution to counter propaganda was to head on and provides a “counter message”.
Talking on Radio Scotland, he added: “many of us have problems with the BBC, however i’m speaking to it at the moment.”
He didn’t immediately answer whether or not he believed that Russia was answerable for the Salisbury nerve agent attack.
Mr MacNeil used to be speaking to the BBC’s Excellent Morning Scotland programme the day after the SNP’s Westminster leader, Ian Blackford, advised the programme it used to be transparent Russia were liable for an “act of state terrorism” and known as for harder sanctions to be imposed.
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Any Other of Mr MacNeil’s SNP colleagues, Glasgow South MP Stewart McDonald, has confronted criticism from a few independence supporters on Twitter after wondering the verdict by way of former Scottish Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan to host a show at the Russian-owned Sputnik radio station.
Mr McDonald, who is the SNP’s defence spokesman, has additionally been highly vital of Mr Salmond’s RT display, and has prior to now written that there was a “prima facie case that Russia has sought to milk Scottish independence as part of a much broader push to destabilise western institutions”.
He has additionally prior to now mentioned an independent Scotland may get up to Russia and could have subsidized Theresa May’s stance over the Salisbury attack.