A huge march in support of Scottish independence could be a threat to the SNP, a BBC Scotland presenter has said.
Gordon Brewer made the claim during a live discussion on the Sunday Politics Scotland programme.
Speaking to journalist Paul Hutcheon, the presenter said: “A few years ago if you had a demonstration like that in Glasgow for independence the SNP leadership would have said ‘oh this is absolutely fantastic’.
“It’s not quite so clear now. In a way it’s almost a threat to them because there does seem to be this feeling among a lot of Yes supporters that they’re not getting what they want and it’s the SNP that’s holding it up.”
The claim came one day after a huge rally in Glasgow witnessed tens of thousands of people march in support of Scottish independence. The march attracted anywhere between forty and ninety thousand people.
Brewer’s comments formed part of a wider studio discussion on the march. The discussion, which included pro-Union commentator Katie Grant, witnessed a string of barbed comments aimed at marchers and the SNP.
Paul Hutcheon, a journalist with The Herald newspaper argued that there were “fractures emerging” between the SNP and the wider Yes movemement.
Mr Hutcheon’s own article, which featured on the front page of the Sunday Herald and was widely criticised by Yes supporters, was plugged by the programme.
Claims of a split between the Yes movement and the SNP were at odds with images from the march which showed several senior SNP figures taking part. Among those present included MSP Sandra White and MPs Joanna Cherry and Philippa Whitford.
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