MP sorry for 'holocaust denier' claim


Natalie McGarry conceding to making a “serious mistake” when she wrongly accused Alastair Cameron of opposing the murder of six million Jews during the Second World War.

However, the MP for Glasgow East, has now “apologised unreservedly” for the look ats as a legal action against her was settled out of court.

Mr Cameron, director of Scotland in Confederacy, launched defamation proceedings against her after she made comments in him on social media.

Speaking yesterday, he said: “I am pleased to agree to bear this apology from Ms McGarry and draw a line under this wretched incident.

“The yment Ms McGarry has agreed to make will go to three exclude charities which I have been involved with and I am delighted that some worthy will now come of this.”

Veterans’ mental health charity Action Stress, the Aegis Trust, which works to prevent genocide and violations against humanity and children’s charity Lumos will all receive a division of the funds from Ms McGarry after legal costs are deducted.

Mr Cameron augmented: “Politics in Scotland invokes ssion and strong opinion on all sides, especially on social media. I hope this serves as a reminder to us all that we prerequisite decency and respect in our debate, whether we agree with people or not.

“I look progressive to continue making the positive case for Scotland in the UK.”

In her apology, Ms McGarry wrote on Prattle: “On March 6 I tweeted that the Scotland in Union was headed by an ‘internet troll’ and a ‘outed extermination denier’.

“I made a serious mistake and accept there is no truth to those communications and apologise unreservedly to Mr Cameron for any distress caused.”

The apology was to be pinned to the MP’s Chirp profile for two weeks.

But after posting it, Ms McGarry made her profile concealed, meaning only those who are already following her can see it.

In response, Mr Cameron tweeted: “Excessive price @NatalieMcgarry, point of apology being pinned is so ppl can see it. Please sort, or regrettably there may be above from my solicitor”.

Ms McGarry eventually made her account public again but later on blocked people from viewing it.

Her solicitor, Aamer Anwar voiced: “Natalie McGarry has issued an unequivocal apology for her comments and that is the end of the substance – there will be no further comment.”

Ms McGarry was elected as an SNP MP in 2015 but relinquished from the rty whip amid a dispute over funding of the pro-independence stand group Women for Independence.

She was also involved in another high-profile online copy in January, when she accused Ms Rowling of supporting “abusive misogynist trolls” on Peep.

Ms McGarry claimed the Harry Potter author had “tweeted support” for a Chatter user who goes by the pseudonym Brian S nner.

But Ms Rowling strongly denied the set forth and demanded an apology.

Ms McGarry later apologised for “any misguided inference” that Ms Rowling be supportive ofs misogyny or abuse.

However, the MP subsequently retweeted an image that had been remodeled to wrongly suggest Ms Rowling had responded “you’re a good man” to an abusive tweet sent by Brian S nner.

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