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Three men, perhaps deluded by a bit of power, to varying degrees offensive, but somewhat in the shadows of Prince Andrew and Harvey Weinstein and in no way connected to Cyril Smith, have been presented by our media as triggers for civil war within the SNP. The Horrid has often been in the vanguard if jackals and hyena packs have vanguards:

Few of us have, of course, believed these wish-fulfilment headlines and polls tell us that they have no basis in reality. The SNP and the wider movement will not be derailed by the sins of a few individuals. The last six polls, through the Mackay scandal and during the Salmond sex case, show little sign of any effect:

If a media feeding frenzy on the former First Minister and sex has no effect, what could?