In August 2015, the JC contacted Dr Monaghan about the tweet, following which he apologised, saying he had not intended to cause offence, however he did not apologise for the views he expressed. He deleted the tweet.
Dr Monaghan lost his seat in the 2017 General Election. As of July 2017, it is unknown whether the SNP has ever taken any disciplinary action against him for his 2012 tweet.
In September 2017, we put this matter to Dr Monaghan, but we did not receive a response.