Rupert Murdoch hints at support for Scottish independence

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch has indicated his strongest support yet for an independent Scotland with a series of tweets suggesting that the media mogul could be about to back Alex Salmond’s yes campaign.

After musing about the relative benefits of women with and without their clothes on page 3 of the Sun, he tweeted:

“Bigger problem! Wrestling with Scottish vote. Scottish Sun No. 1. Head over heart, or just maybe both lead to same conclusion.”

Known to be a fan of Alex Salmond, who once addressed him as “Sir Rupert”, Murdoch’s musings have increased speculation that the Scottish Sun will back independence after an increasingly hard editorial line against the Better Together campaign.

Murdoch, who boasts “generations of Scottish preacher forefathers... from beautiful northern fishing village, Rosehearty”, left his options open on Wednesday morning.

“Scots better people than to be dependants of London. Hard choice with real pain for some time. Maybe too much.”

His grandfather, Patrick John Murdoch, was a Presbyterian minister from Aberdeenshire who sailed to Australia in 1884.

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