Chris McEleny, who has been seeking a place on the SNP's regional list for the West of Scotland, has published the questionnaire he was required to fill out when putting his name forward. It reads as follows:
"Reserved place for a BAME candidate
The National Executive Committee have decided that there will be a reserved place for a BAME candidate in your region.
BAME means Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic.
We use the term as meaning all classifications other than the 'White' classification in the census."
Compare and contrast that absolute clarity with the email that I and tens of thousands of other SNP members received when we were invited to cast our votes -"Dear James