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Scottish politician apologises for “accidental” antisemitic conspiracy tweet

A Member of the Scottish Parliament who shared an antisemitic image on Twitter has apologised and said that she did so “in error”.

Sandra White, the Scottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, re-tweeted to her 6000-plus followers a cartoon showing piglets suckling from a pig bearing a Star of David and the word “Rothschild”.

The piglets were drawn to represent countries and institutions including Britain, Israel, Al-Qaeda and Mossad.

The image originated from an account in the name of Charles Frith, a regular source of antisemitic tweets and images.

Ms White apologised on Monday. A Scottish National Party spokesman told the JC: “This tweet was re-tweeted in error and has been removed from Sandra White’s account. Sandra apologises for any offence caused.”

The tweet also included an image of Rupert Murdoch as a puppet-master, controlling politicians including David Cameron and Ed Miliband.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has acknowledged the Scottish Jewish community’s concerns about antisemitism and denied in September that there was an “antisemitic culture in the Scottish Parliament”.