Friday, June 8, 2012
Nationalist MSP Bill Walker charged with wife-beating, will Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon be character witnesses since he is ‘one of us’?
Nationalist politician Bill Walker elected to the Scottish Parliament on behalf of the Scottish National Party has been charged by the Police.
He is charged with domestic abuse.
Police arrested him at his home in Bogside, Kincardineshire.
And he will appear in court next month.
Fife Police said in a statement:
“Officers have arrested and charged a 70-year-old man after an investigation into allegations of domestic assault. A report will be submitted to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.”
Walker as well as facing domestic abuse has also had levelled against him an allegation of rape.
At present he still holds his £57,500-a-year in the Scottish Parliament and is an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of the SNP and independence.
When the SNP talk independence in the Holyrood Chamber, he cheers loudly and bangs the table.
If convicted, this will add further embarrassment to the SNP; it is because the SNP is run as a middle class clique that Bill Walker is in Holyrood in the first place.
Designed by the rich, run by the rich, for the rich is how I see the Scottish National Party of 2012!
Walker is 'one of us', the SNP clique as his selection clearly shows.
He isn’t an anonymous MSP, he is well known by the senior leadership as the picture of him and Nicola Sturgeon demonstrates.
Walker will be denying all charges, maybe Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon will be called as character witnesses for the defence.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University