I DISAGREE with the attack on BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty as reported in The National regarding her questioning of SNP Commons leader Ian Blackford (“BBC presenter slammed for her ‘Tory rhetoric’”, July 24).

Such questioning is no disservice to the SNP as it provides opportunity to voice the party’s point of view and politicians should be expected to handle hard questioning along with softer querying.

Had Naga Munchetty been interviewing a Tory minister I would have approved. Nor do I quite see Naga Munchetty’s questioning of Ian Blackford as paralleling Laura Kuenssberg’s comments on the BBC2 Politics programme. Ms Kuennsberg widened the context of the discussion with programme host Jo Coburn to viewpoints of her own that went outwith the comments of the Tory ministers quoted by Ms Coburn.

This was not so with Ms Munchetty. She stuck to what would pass as a reasonable neutrality script as far as I am concerned. And I claim no neutrality as I back the SNP and like Ms Munchetty also. I rest my case.

Ian Johnstone