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Scottish Labour Is Trolling The Hell Out Of SNP Supporters

Pro-independence tweeters have been tricked into arguing with Alex Salmond.

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Recently, Scottish Labour has argued that the party with the most seats after the general election will get to form the next government.

FACT: The single biggest party gets to form the next government. #VoteSNPgetTories

Scottish Labour@scottishlabourFollow

FACT: The single biggest party gets to form the next government. #VoteSNPgetTories

9:33 AM - 08 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It hopes the prospect of David Cameron remaining prime minister will stop Scottish Labour voters jumping ship to the SNP. However, we're not sure everyone's convinced.

@scottishlabour FACT: "Scottish" "Labour" can't stop lying.

Flood The Mainstream@FloodTheMnstrmFollow

@scottishlabour FACT: "Scottish" "Labour" can't stop lying.

12:15 PM - 08 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Nevertheless, Blair McDougall – who works for Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy – was undeterred and started tweeting things like this on Thursday.

The people having taken part in a democratic ballot will expect the leading party to form a government #VoteSNPgetTories

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

The people having taken part in a democratic ballot will expect the leading party to form a government

#VoteSNPgetTories

12:21 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

He waited for pro-independence tweeters to start arguing against his statements – but then revealed he was actually quoting Alex Salmond and "forgot" to add quotation marks.

People will be pretty angry if a combination of other parties try to prevent the leading party from forming a government. #VoteSNPgetTories

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

People will be pretty angry if a combination of other parties try to prevent the leading party from forming a government. #VoteSNPgetTories

1:06 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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.@blairmcdougall But in 2010 your boss said 2nd place Brown had "constitutional & moral right" to try to form a govt: http://t.co/0fiEdCipJ7

Kevin Pringle@KevinJPringleFollow

.@blairmcdougall But in 2010 your boss said 2nd place Brown had "constitutional & moral right" to try to form a govt: http://t.co/0fiEdCipJ7

1:17 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@KevinJPringle sorry I forgot to put quotation marks around my tweet. Really embarrasing eh?

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

.@KevinJPringle sorry I forgot to put quotation marks around my tweet. Really embarrasing eh?

2:45 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

He seemed to enjoy himself.

And STILL the lie keeps coming. Astounding. http://t.co/T1Y0BkR7xE

Wings Over Scotland@WingsScotlandFollow

And STILL the lie keeps coming. Astounding. http://t.co/T1Y0BkR7xE

12:38 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@WingsScotland Damn! I made same mistake with that tweet. #astounding

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

.@WingsScotland Damn! I made same mistake with that tweet. #astounding

2:49 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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So much so that he did it three times.

Whoever becomes the largest party will be in pole position to form the government #VoteSNPgetTories

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

Whoever becomes the largest party will be in pole position to form the government #VoteSNPgetTories

11:55 AM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

.sorry folks forgot to add quotation marks to that. Thanks for your comments though.

Blair McDougall@blairmcdougallFollow

.sorry folks forgot to add quotation marks to that. Thanks for your comments though.

2:52 PM - 19 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

We reckon Scottish Labour gets the award for most innovative political trolling of the general election campaign so far.

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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