David Posted March 6 Share Posted March 6 I guess to avoid the Tory thread becoming bogged down with non-Tory cunt talk a new general politics thread is in order since the last one was closed. I've seen it mentioned a few times elsewhere, but this Scottish SNP leadership storyline really is picking up steam, with the latest declaration coming from Ash Regan who claims that a vote for independence-backing parties at the next general election "is the same as a referendum". Basically, she believes that "we run each and every election, that would be general elections and Scottish elections, as a test of public opinion - a trigger point if you like" for Scottish independence. Personally, I think we're seeing the beginning of the end of the SNP as we know it. I know much focus has been on the GRR bill, but there truly is some questionable shit going on elsewhere that isn't really being given a lot of scrutiny in my opinion. That would include Sturgeon's husband, Peter Murrell's £107,000 loan to the SNP which led to multiple compliance issues. Parties are supposed to declare all loans of £7,500 or more within a 30 day window of the quarter in which they are paid, but the SNP failed to declare Murrell’s loan for a year. The SNP also hid Murrell's name in the accounts, saying the interest-free loan came from an unnamed “executive management”. Murrell has been running the SNP for 20 years! The party's treasurer quit, claiming he was not given enough information about finances to do his job, while three other members of the SNP's finance and audit committee also resigned. There's also the issue of the police investigation into an alleged £600,000 fraud case that saw some higher-ups in the SNP interviewed a few days before Sturgeon resigned. Sturgeon's husband, who is the SNP CEO, was the only person who had "complete oversight and control over all aspects of accounts, how any money was spent and, ultimately, all key decisions" apparently. And get this...he also has almost complete control over who replaces his wife at the top of the party. There has been demands for independent adjudicators to be brought in to oversee the leadership election process. So yeah, it definitely looks like Sturgeon was getting out of dodge before the ship finally sinks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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