The SNP gained at least one new member last night after the parliamentary vote in favour of air strikes in Syria.
Former England Footballer Stan Collymore joined the Scottish Nationalist Party in protest over Labour MPs voting in favour of expanding military action against Islamic State (or Daesh) in yesterday’s Commons debate.
The England internationalist and Liverpool player posted a Tweet late last night which included a screen grab of an email from the SNP membership support page confirming payment.
He wrote: “Done. No more Tories infiltrating the grand old party of working people anymore. Time to change.”
Done. No more Tories infiltrating the grand old party of working people anymore. Time to change. pic.twitter.com/cYSz4KHYPQ
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) December 2, 2015
He was praised and criticised, tweet for tweet by social media users.
The 44 year old responded: “Troll me all you like. I’m sure you’ll all feel much safer in the next 5 years of terror alerts, homegrown radicalisation and tube bombs.”
Earlier tweets expressed his disdain for the 67 Labour Party MPs who voted with David Cameron to bomb Syria by cutting up his membership card.
He’d posted a photo of the destroyed card, saying: “A facile gesture as the 67 Labour MP’s aren’t really bothered. But they should be.”