Scottish Resistance stage Tunnock’s protest over teacake row

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Pro-independence activists staged a brief protest outside the Tunnock’s factory a week after the firm advertised its best-selling biscuit as the Great British Tea Cake.

Tunnock’s has been accused of severing its Scottish roots with the launch of its latest marketing campaign in England.

Three people from the Scottish Resistance group, led by activist Sean Clerkin, stood outside the factory building in Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, with a lion rampant flag and handed out tea cakes made by rival Scottish firm Lees.

They were met by heckles from members of the public and from biscuit workers arriving for their shift.

Veteran anti-poverty campaigner Mr Clerkin said: “In Scotland today we have 970,000 people living in relative poverty, we have one in four children living in poverty, and what we are saying is that people like him, who are multi-millionaires, and supporting the Tories as they do, are helping to keep Scots in poverty.”

 

Update: A man on the Scottish Resistance Facebook page has since posted a video of himself smashing a box of Tunnock’s teacakes with a hammer.

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