I Am the SNP's Newest Recruit (but I Did Say That Alex Salmond Was Naive)
Byline: IAN SMITH
THE defection of a key Tory has backfired on the SNP after it emerged she is also a former member of the Labour Party.
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, who stood for the Conservatives in last year's Scottish Parliamentary elections, was paraded by Nationalist leader Alex Salmond in Glasgow yesterday.
But the publicity coup turned into a political embarrassment as Mrs Ahmed-Sheikh, 29, was forced to admit the SNP was her third party in five years. She had launched a scathing attack on Tory leader William Hague for shifting the party too far to the right and for encouraging racist views against asylum seekers.
But her political credibility …
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Publication information: Article title: I Am the SNP's Newest Recruit (but I Did Say That Alex Salmond Was Naive). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: June 16, 2000. Page number: 7. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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