On 2nd September 2015, it was reported that, after the Jewish Chronicle contacted Dr Monaghan about his tweets, he stated: “I am sorry for my comments, they were certainly not intended to cause offence and I have removed them to ensure no further upset is caused.” It was further reported that Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, told the Jewish Chronicle: “…whatever the rights and wrongs of the Israel-Palestine situation”, it should never be used “as some kind of justification for attacks on Jewish people, or abuse towards Jewish people, or Jewish people in any way being made to feel responsible for the actions people are disagreeing with. That’s a point that has to be made at every level of Scottish society very, very strongly.”
Dr Monaghan lost his seat in the 2017 General Election.
In September 2017, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to Dr Monaghan, but did not receive a response.
We do not know whether disciplinary action has been taken by the Scottish National Party against Dr Monaghan, and at the time of writing, on 19th February 2019, we have no record of any.
In August 2020, Campaign Against Antisemitism put this matter to both Dr Monaghan and The Scottish National Party, but did not receive a response.