From SNP Media today:
Scotland’s longest-serving MP has blasted the cronyism crisis engulfing the UK government at Westminster – saying Scots can ditch the “House of Sleaze” for an independent future.
It’s been revealed that Former Tory PM David Cameron lobbied the UK Chancellor and Health Secretary to try and secure access for Greensill Capital to taxpayer funded COVID loan schemes. Meanwhile, PM Boris Johnson is reported to have lobbied on behalf of a Saudi crown prince as multi-billion pounds of contracts were handed out to Tory donors during the COVID crisis – without any competitive tendering process.
With only 16 days until the Holyrood election in Scotland, Pete Wishart MP urged people in Scotland to vote SNP and put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands.
Pete Wishart MP said:
“The latest reports of Tory dealings with Greensill have shocked the nation – but are just the latest headlines showing the Tories mired in a cesspit of Westminster sleaze which they simply cannot run away from.
“The Greensill scandal, COVID contracts for Tory donors and the personal intervention from PM Boris Johnson at a Saudi prince’s request all prove that this Tory government is dominated and driven by cronyism – and people in Scotland want nothing to do with it.
“There are now just 16 days until polling day, when people in Scotland are asked: who has the right to decide Scotland’s future after the pandemic – people in Scotland or Boris Johnson? As every sordid detail is reported, more people in Scotland want ditch the House of Sleaze and put Scotland’s future in our own hands.”