Scottish Independence: Yes email hacking probe

Elliot Bulmer. Picture: comp
Elliot Bulmer. Picture: comp
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THE pro-independence Yes Scotland campaign has revealed details of an email at the centre of a hacking inquiry.

The organisation said the correspondence concerned a payment made to leading academic Dr Elliot Bulmer in connection with an article he wrote for a newspaper.

Dr Bulmer was reportedly given £100 to write the piece called “A Scottish constitution to serve the common weal”.

The article was described as a “brilliant must read” on Twitter by Yes Scotland chief executive Blair Jenkins.

Police had been asked to look at the “unauthorised access” of the email account.

A statement from Yes Scotland said: “This matter was first brought to our attention last Wednesday when we 
were asked for comment on Dr Bulmer and the article in question.

“We responded quickly, confirming that a small fee had been paid to Dr Bulmer at his request.

“We were perfectly relaxed and transparent about this.

“However, later that day it became apparent that an email account at Yes Scotland had been accessed illegally and that the information relating to this matter had been gleaned as a result.”