‘Resign’ graffitied on Scottish Government minister’s office

The graffiti said ‘resign’ twice on the doors of rural affairs minister Ben Macpherson’s Edinburgh office.

‘Resign’ graffitied on Scottish Government minister’s office PA Wire

A Scottish Government minister’s parliamentary office has been vandalised.

Ben Macpherson posted a picture on Twitter of his Edinburgh office with the word “resign” written twice on the door.

The rural affairs minister said he would be spending Saturday afternoon cleaning the writing.

“I’m sad to say that my office has been vandalised & I’m spending this afternoon cleaning it off,” he said.

“Offline & online, I think we all – political parties, the media, everyone – should try to engage in respectful dialogue, despite our disagreements, & dial it down a bit.”

Fellow SNP MSPs James Dornan and Clare Haughey showed their support for the minister.

Tory MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston also added: “Sorry to see this, Ben. Whether we agree or disagree on certain issues, it’s totally unacceptable that this kind of thing appears to being increasing.

“Politicians and their staff should not have to face it.”