BBC pundit Andy Collier’s pro-SNP credentials questioned after he pushes Unionist line on Northern Ireland
A panelist who is regularly presented as ‘pro-SNP’ by BBC Scotland has backed Unionist arguments on the issue of a special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.
Andy Collier is a regular guest pundit on Good Morning Scotland. The journalist is introduced as “former SNP speech writer” due to his previous role as a speechwriter for former SNP leader Alex Salmond.
However questions have been raised over his pro-SNP credentials after Collier appeared to side with Unionists over the issue of a special Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.
He said: “As far as Northern Ireland is concerned, Nicola Sturgeon’s argument that Northern Ireland is going to be economically in a much better position than Scotland if this deal is accepted, yes, it probably will be.
“But there are very special circumstances in Northern Ireland.