There's been an interesting couple of statements made by UK Ministers today in response to the indefensible attack and killing of people trying get aid to Gaza.
Firstly, William Hague made a statement deploring the attacks and urging Israel to allow aid into Gaza. Later, Nicola Sturgeon communicated her concern for the several Scots that were onboard the aid ships.
Here's the thing though, when he spoke of "any UK nationals", did the Foreign Secretary really not know whether there were any British citizens on those boats? If Hague did know, why didn't he mention them specifically in his statement? If he didn't, is it possible that the information wasn't passed on from the SNP administration?
Judging by the headlines coming out as a result of this unfortunate incident, it seems the link-up play between the UK and Scottish Governments could have been a bit better...
(Note that Sandra White, MSP for the SNP, was reported by STV to have taken a call from one of the Scots on the flotilla boats at 5am this morning)
Update - I have been told that Sandra White actually got confused and took a call from someone in the UK rather than on one of the flotilla boats. A bit of an embarrassing botch given the highly topical issue at hand. I wonder if it's in the SNP's interests to issue a clarification...
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