The 'Better Together' anti Scottish independence campaign director Blair McDougall, ( see photo above), has accused the research director of the Constitutional Commission and former Royal Navy 'Psy Ops' officer Dr W Elliot Bulmer of corruption for accepting money from the 'Yes Scotland' pro independence campaign to write a favourable article for them in 'The Herald' newspaper in order "to deceive the people of Scotland".
Speaking to the BBC Mr McDougall said...."Who else received payment? Who knew that this kind of payment was being authorised by the campaign's chief executive?
What other supposedly independent voices are being paid bungs to say what the nationalists want? What else are they willing to do to deceive the people of Scotland?"
The outburst arose after e mails are alleged to have been hacked revealing the details of the conversations between Mr Bulmer and the 'Yes Scotland' campaign in relation to the newspaper article.
Allegations of corruption are extremely serious and hopefully Mr McDougall has taken them to Police Scotland and not just to BBC Scotland.
The referendum campaign has entered the next stage with the gloves removed and the dirty tricks about to begin in earnest. Hopefully the international monitors can now be called in to oversee what goes on. Although everything is being digitally recorded for future historians to pore over this won't be any good if the referendum result is swayed by smears and innuendo.
It will be too late by then unfortunately.
bung : British slang for a bribe, a "deal sweetener" of sorts. The term is used within football corruption, transfer agents paying "bungs" and the managers that accept them.