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Subversion of our democracy

Margo McDonald
Jim Sillars

ACCORDING to a YouGov survey conducted in early September 2014, less than two weeks before the independence referendum, over a quarter of Scottish voters reported their belief that it was “probably true” that British Intelligence was actively involved in stopping Scots voting for independence.

In 2013 Margo McDonald, who had already raised her concerns that MI5 agents had infiltrated the Scottish National Party, wrote to Andrew Parker – Director- General of the British Security Service – asking him not to interfere in the referendum. Yet by the early summer of the following year her husband Jim Sillars, a former Deputy Leader of the SNP, stated his awareness of at least two intelligence officers having had arrived in Glasgow.

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iScot June 2017 issue - the one with The Proclaimers 'Turn that frown upside down' front cover 116 jam packed pages of the best craic in Scotland from the only truly independent pro Scottish magazine. Alyn Smith MEP - "You're Welcome Here" Robbie Dinwoodie - Saying 'AYE" with LFI Dave Bowman - The Angus Roberston Interview Derek Bateman - More Democracy? Dave Bowman - Gala's Pride Tom Morton - Cadenhead celebrates & Scotland's best Whisky Column Wee Ginger Dug - Nae North Britain Blaze's Trail - Dog for Sale! David J Black - A bedtime story Grousebeater - Promoting The Proclaimers Jason Michael McCann - Subversion of Democracy? John MacKenzie - The Arran Clearances ( yes, 40 miles from Glasgow!) Zoe Weir - Within its walls - Linlithgow Palace Iain McLaren - Photo Essay Mary Edward - The Jews of Glasgow Indy Lawyer - Your very good health Vivien Martin - Spaceman & Spies iScot Short Story - David McVey - Mr Scotland Major Bloodnok and Mystic Mons Meg Heidbyler Soduko ( No, not Sudoko!) Readers Letters