SNP’s Sleight of Hand Fund

Prompted by the controversy surrounding the missing £600,000 ‘ring-fenced’ referendum fund – this site bewildered at the never-ending reasons for its absence and its existence – reasons offered by SNP apologists, SNP treasurers, SNP HQ, SNP officials, first minister Nicola Sturgeon, and probably Uncle Tam MacCobblers and all.

The new national treasurer is now the old national treasurer, the previous incumbent elected to clear up the mess having resigned, unable to get sight of the account books to make sense out of the Alice in Wonderland adventures in creative accountancy, ot indeed, to have the right to see the account books held tight by Mr Peter Murrell, the first minister’s husband and CEO of the SNP.

The sentence that upends all that is stated before it, is the last one in paragraph 9: “There may be a need for a further fund-raising exercise early in 2022 as we approach critical political watersheds.” What watersheds or how many we, the electorate, face is not detailed. Put another way, the SNP are probably saying, they don’t have the money at the moment and even if supporters raise enough in 2022, a referendum on independence is not guaranteed. In fact, the implication is, it might not happen at all if not enough money is forthcoming.

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8 Responses to SNP’s Sleight of Hand Fund

  1. marconatrix says:

    So do they or don’t they actually have the £666K (an ominous figure?) in their various accounts etc.? I’m still not sure this isn’t all a clever fudge …

  2. angusskye says:

    What a load of nonsense that statement is. Anyone with even a basic knowledge of bookkeeping knows this to be nonsense. Anyone with even a basic knowledge of the English language also knows what “ring-fenced” means. Holes .. digging .. stop. Just own up!

  3. diabloandco says:

    It does make one think that attemting to stop Alex Salmond returning had more than a little to do with book keeping. He would drive a coach and horses through this feeble excuse/theft/fraud.

  4. 100%Yes says:

    SNP bottle deposit Scheme, when ever its up and running, I’ll donate three bottle of Irn-Bru and a Heineken because it refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach, a bit like the ring fenced money.

  5. Derek Cameron says:

    They think everyone is thick. Drunk on their unopposed hegemony over this sad little colony.

  6. jancowanrocketmailcom says:

    Looks like desperation.

  7. Well, the SNP ‘heid yins’ have had months to come up with that fuller ‘explanation’ since the ‘woven through’ phrase was first deployed in hasty dismissal of valid concerns.. and years since the time in question. I’m still unimpressed.
    The big questions remain unanswered, which is clearly wilful, by people with shameful acts to hide.

    Why were the Finance and Audit committee members, and recent Treasurer MP Douglas Chapman, barred by SNP CEO Peter Murrell from being able to scrutinise the full accounts, as their remit obviously required?
    Why did the SNP latest (and late-published) accounts show a balance ten times LESS than £600K,
    if they have £666K in hand for the Independence campaign fund ALONE?

    I hope the police, already called in to investigate this as reported possible fraud, are pursuing the matter diligently and without delay – as donors, SNP party members and SNP voters, and Scotland as a whole deserve!

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