In two fundraising campaigns in 2017 and 2019, people gave money to the SNP in support of the campaign for independence. The money we were told would be ring-fenced, to be spent only on a future indiref2, that was our guarantee. The amount generated stood at £600,000.
When the party’s 2019 accounts were published they showed that the SNP had less than £100,000 in the bank at the end of the year, and a total net assets of less than £272,000 – what happened to our £600,000? The then treasurer said that it was woven through the accounts.
Following this, a complaint was made to Police Scotland on Saturday 27th March 2021, at Barrhead Police Station. Then came the resignation of three members of the Finance and Audit Committee of the SNP, for having been refused access to the SNP accounts.
That same evening two members of the Financial Investigation Unit of Police Scotland issued a statement under the incident number PS20210352082. Currently subject to a civil case at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
On Tuesday 30th March, officers visited the home of the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Peter Murrell, in connection with the investigation. When the First Minister appears a few hours later on the BBC televised debate, it was noted that she looked tired and below par.
I have no way of confirming any of this since it is all second hand information, but clearly something is afoot the curtain of the SNP secret inter workings has all but been thrown open now.
Who I wonder will be wearing the number across their chest now, not Alex Salmond, that’s for sure.