The SNP have wasted no time in throwing disgraced Michelle “17 houses” Thomson under the bus and reversing it back over her again. Here is what Thomson’s office in Edinburgh used to look like:
And here it is after she resigned the whip and the place was cleaned out on Sunday afternoon:
Are the SNP trying to make Thomson an unperson?
Nicola Sturgeon was caught in a Kezia Dugdale / Ruth Davidson pincer movement during a bruising First Minister’s Questions today. Guido’s highlights of the fiery exchanges over her scandal-hit former Business spokesman Michelle Thomson are well worth a watch:
Killer final line from Sturgeon throwing Thomson under a bus…
SNP MP Michelle “17 houses” Thomson has withdrawn from the party whip after police launched an investigation into her scandal-hit property deals. The investigation comes after the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal struck off her solicitor for professional misconduct. Thompson was involved in all 13 of the dodgy property transactions for which Christopher Hales was struck off, with the tribunal ruling that the MP had a “central” role in transactions that should have “set alarm bells ringing“.
In one of the transactions Thomson’s business partner Frank Gilbride bought a house from a great-grandmother being treated for skin cancer who was desperate to move closer to her children for the knock down price of £64,000. On the same day the house was sold, Thomson bought the house from Gilbride for £95,000, then received £28,181.80 “cashback” from him.
Scottish sources have been warning for some time that this scandal is about to blow up. This won’t be the last you hear of Michelle and her “17 houses”…
Following the revelation that an email address belonging to SNP MP Michelle Thomson was used by somebody to sign up to adultery website Ashley Madison, Guido asked a highly trained data monkey – Jeremy Bullock from Centrix Software – to take a forensic look at all the available information related to the account. Here’s what he found…
1. The email address is flagged as invalid
2. The account was last updated on 30/04/2015 19:06:57
3. The postcode given was EH12 7AF
4. Date of Birth 01/01/1978
5. Her nickname was stated as ‘michsnp’ rather than the usual prosaic variety
6. The sign up ip address was 126.96.36.199
7. There is no data in the am_am.member table. This records preferences, looking for, etc etc and is the definitive record for signup
8. There are no credit card transactions recorded for her
From the data it seems evident that someone other than Michelle Thomson signed up for the account. Definitely a prank…
An email address belonging to SNP MP Michelle Thomson was used by somebody to sign up to Ashley Madison, a website that facilitates adulterous affairs. Michelle, whose husband works long hours, has denied using the email to create an Ashley Madison account and is presumably the victim of some prankster who signed her up for the cheating website without her knowledge. The email address, which Techno Guido is choosing not to reveal, has come to light following a hack of Ashley Madison’s database of users.
“Along with potentially millions of others, an out-of-use email address seems to have been harvested by hackers. I am not aware of or in contact with either Avid Life or Ashley Madison and look forward to finding out more about what has actually happened.
However, having a personal email address linked to an account doesn’t mean that person is really a user of Ashley Madison. Users are able to sign up to the site without responding to an email verification, meaning anyone’s email address could have been used to create an account.”
How many other innocent people are victims of this cruel prank? Check if your details were used to sign up to Ashley Madison here…