SNP MP Faces Probe Over £88,000 Taxpayers’ Cash Paid to Her Company

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SNP MP Corri Wilson is facing a standards probe over allegations that £88,000 of taxpayers’ money was paid into her company and then spent on her election campaign. The allegation, made by Tory MSP John Lamont in today’s Scottish Daily Mail, is that former SNP MSP Chic Brodie used his expenses account to fund Caledonii Resources, a company 90% owned by Wilson. The firm then played a key role in providing resources for Wilson’s election campaign. Readers will remember Wilson is the Nat who got her son AND daughter on the public payroll. What is it with SNP MPs and expenses troughing?




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