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EU reports SNP to the police over Brexit stunt

EU reports SNP to the police over Brexit stunt
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Oh dear. Nothing seems to be going right for the SNP these days. Not only has Nicola Sturgeon lost her finance secretary after he sent inappropriate texts to a teenage boy, but her party is now facing a police investigation in Belgium.

The naughty Nats appear to have caused a diplomatic incident after they decided to project a message onto the side of the European Commission building on Brexit night. Sturgeon then tweeted out a picture of the stunt, appearing to suggest that the EU had colluded with the performance by hinting that they had 'left a light on' for Scotland. Certainly, that suggestion was enough to confuse one of her own MPs.

But it seems the Commission hasn't seen the funny side. According to the Scottish Sun, an EU spokeswoman has insisted that the stunt had nothing to do with them, adding that it is now 'a matter for the Belgian police'. She told reporters: 'This was part of our ongoing discussions with the Belgian police... I know that it was taken up with them as we checked, actually, about the incidents.'

It seems that when it comes to the SNP's spinners, the lights may be on but there's no one at home. Nicola Sturgeon is currently in Brussels speaking at a policy event. Mr S hopes for her sake that no one tips off the Belgian bobbies...

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from Westminster and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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