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Domestic abuse comparison "abhorrent"

March 6, 2012 4:42 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting as Joan McAlpine - who previously refused to apologise for branding Labour, Conservatives, and Liberal Democrats "anti-Scottish" - has compared the relationship between England and Scotland to domestic abuse, Scottish Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson MP said:

Jo Swinson MPJo Swinson MP"There should be an immediate and unreserved apology from Joan McAlpine and if one is not forthcoming Alex Salmond should sack her as his parliamentary aide.

"This is a deeply offensive comment that shows profound disrespect for the many victims of domestic violence which is an appalling crime.

"The relationship between England and Scotland within the wider United Kingdom is a successful partnership; one based on mutual respect and shared values.

"To imply otherwise and compare it to domestic abuse for partisan political ends is abhorrent."