Pot Kettle Black

Thursday, September 6th, 2007 @ 4:02PM

Grant Thoms was quick to spot the Electoral Commission report on donations to political parties which he writes about here.

He notes: “Jack McConnell paid in £1006.48 and £201.24 - sounds awfully like an election address costs doesn’t it. But he was dwarfed by deeper-pocketed Labour MSPs: Malcolm Chisholm paid in £3,590, Hugh Henry donated £3,000 and Jackie Baillie donated £1250 to their own constituency - nothing like having to pay to save your own skin.”

Is that what Stewart Stevenson MSP did when he donated £5,000 to the SNP on the 20th of March this year? Or maybe it was the £2,259.76 that he donated on the 30th of April 2006? That sounds like the price he had to pay to force Salmond to fight Gordon rather than Banff and Buchan …Only that was clearly just the down payment – the full balance of £15,050 was donated on the 31st of August 2006…

Hypocritical - don’t you think for Grant to then comment: “I think it is unheard of in the history of recording party donations to see sitting MSPs digging into their own pockets so deep to fund an election campaign. Offering to pay for your election communication is one thing, but funding the whole shaboogle is another!”

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