Among my emails this morning was one claiming that statements I have made on my blogs on the GlobalScot programme are “inaccurate and libelous” and that “you are now on notice”. For the record, libel is not a civil wrong in Scotland although defamation is (which is my attempt at being light-hearted – in Scots law the term is defamation). A request was made to remove all material relating to the Trump Organisation

I have now made a minor edit to my previous blog but will not be removing any further material.

For the record,

Donald Trump Senior is (and remains) a GlobalScot

Donald Trump Junior is (and remains) a GlobalScot

George Sorial is (and remains) a GlobalScot

FURTHER NEWS

According to this email from Kevin Pringle (released as part of the publication of correspondence between the Scottish government and the Trump Organisation), since its launch in November 2001, the GlobalScot network “has grown to an international membership of nearly 950 individuals.” That was in December 2007.

As of August, 2011, there are 746 members. The network is thus getting smaller.

I would like it to be made smaller still – by a further 3.

UPDATE 1

Scottish Enterprise have stated that, contrary to the claim made in this letter from Alex Salmond,

“We don’t have any record of Rupert Murdoch responding to the original invitation or any further correspondence with him regarding GlobalScot activities.”

I am happy therefore to confirm that Rupert Murdoch is NOT a GlobalScot.

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