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 Peter Murell
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 00:00

How very strange...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-63973961

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 08:42

Makes a change from Russian money!🤔🤥😲
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 10:35

An employee giving their employer a £100k interest free loan to ease a cash flow crisis. No wonder this has realised a few eyebrows.

And although my eyes were open
They just might as well be closed
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 11:53

This is just SNP members’ cash being recycled temporarily back to them.

Nothing odd at all..

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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 12:00

So on the one hand we have a First Minister whose husband made an interest-free loan to the party which employs him which had been partly repaid by the end of the party`s financial year. The independent auditors of the accounts for that year saw no need to disclose this in the accounts. The Electoral Commission were informed later than required of this loan but did not consider it necessary to take any action other than to issue guidance to the party concerned.

On the other hand we had a Prime Minister who apparently cannot live within his means and has his life style financed by donations and gifts from supporters of his party. His reporting of these arrangements to the relevant authorities can be somewhat erratic.

It`s interesting to see how the media are reporting the Murrell loan, although it already seems to have dropped down the BBC`s news agenda. There are attempts to link it to previous stories of irregularities in the SNP`s finances, comparisons of the Murrells` finances with those of the majority of Scots who are struggling and even questions over the FM`s knowledge of this and whether it is right that her publicly-funded salary should be used to benefit her party! `If you chuck enough mud at a wall some of it will stick` seems to be the philosophy.

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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 13:21

Seems taxpayers are going to be paying the blond blobs legal bills for Partygate, obviously he cannot afford it!🤔🤬🤥
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 13:23

Oh Eck does love a wee bit of whataboutery...

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 14:00

Always Tory run Westminster or Labour run Wales that are worser than wot we is!
See the stock FMQ responses every week..

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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 14:03

What I was pointing out is that there isn`t actually any substantial story about the Murrell loan other than the speculation whipped up by the unionist media and this should be compared with how the nefarious activities of an ex-Prime Minister were reported. `Whataboutery` is just a term coined to discourage any valid comparison with what goes on at Westminster where all sorts of shenanigans are just accepted as normal behaviour.

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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: Wotsit  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 20:20

We should hold ourselves to our own standard, not that of Westminster.


"Who you are and what you feel comes not just from inside you, but from where you are in the power structure"
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: da_no_1  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 20:48

Quote:

Wotsit, Thu 15 Dec 20:20

We should hold ourselves to our own standard, not that of Westminster.


Well said

"Some days will stay a 1000 years, some pass like the flash of a spark"
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: Tenruh  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 21:06

Quote:

da_no_1, Thu 15 Dec 20:48

Quote:

Wotsit, Thu 15 Dec 20:20

We should hold ourselves to our own standard, not that of Westminster.


Well said


Exactly, first prove that you can run a country then everything else will fall into place.
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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Thu 15 Dec 21:14

Are you referring to Scotland or the UK?

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 Re: Peter Murrell
Topic Originator: McCaig`s Tower  
Date:   Fri 16 Dec 22:12

Mr Murrell could clear a lot of things up with a couple of statements, one detailing what the cashflow problem was that needed such a loan, and one to say that a lot of the £600k was spent on campaigning activities which their legal advice indicated was permissible (assuming that that was in fact the case). And perhaps also why the loan hasn’t been fully repaid, which it might have been if it was just a temporary cash-flow issue.

The fact he doesn’t do either (and that they try to fob people off with “non-denial denials” and the like) makes one suspicious.

And while we are on transparency, the party leaders used to publish their tax statements at election time – don’t we do that any more?

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 Re: Peter Murell
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Sat 17 Dec 15:56

Not to worry, Sturgeon has announced a special conference on Indy will be held next March!
Collecting cans will be ready, sheep prepared to be fleeced…!

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