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SNP member set to investigate racism allegations has resigned over alleged anti-semitism

Neale Hanvey, the SNP candidate for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeathwas suspended last week for anti-Jewish Facebook posts
Neale Hanvey, the SNP candidate for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeathwas suspended last week for anti-Jewish Facebook posts

Channel 4's Scotland Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins is reporting that the channel's news programme revealed the comments allegedly made by Denise Findlay, who was part of the SNP's conduct committee due to probe Neale Hanvey, which in turn has led to her resigning from the party.

Hanvey, the SNP candidate for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath was suspended last week for anti-Jewish Facebook posts.

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She said: "I’ve had to resign from the SNP. There are tweets where I’m arguing that Israel=Nazi should not be part of the definition of anti-semitism. They were given to C4."

An SNP spokesperson said: “There is no place for antisemitism in Scotland or in the SNP.

”All political parties have a duty to show leadership, and we will always take tough action in order to reassure the Jewish community that these matters are taken seriously.

“When challenged on her actions, Denise Findlay resigned from the SNP. The views she expressed are entirely at odds with the ethos of this party.”

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