Thursday, October 8, 2015
The Chiltern Hundreds, is it time that former elected SNP MP Michelle Thomson applied for the Chiltern Hundreds, she secured a £5k cheque from a convicted mortgage fraudster for Business for Scotland, her career is sunk, Nicola Sturgeon is badly damaged, her husband, SNP Chief Executive Peter Murrell has questions to answer, and the Police investigation rolls on, that Camel’s back is broken now!
The more the (ex) SNP MP Michelle Thomson story keeps rolling the more ‘goodies’ it is spinning up, as I said previously, this story is too good, it’s too sweet, it's a gold mine.
John Swinney, the SNP Finance Minister said:
Michelle Thomson was a friend of his, I wonder if he regrets saying she is a friend now, she is damaged goods and anyone tagged to her will certainly be less Teflon.
It now transpires that the former SNP MP allegedly secured a £5,000 cheque for Business for Scotland, seen by many as another SNP front organisation from a convicted mortgage fraudster.
Convicted mortgage fraudster!
With friends likes these who needs enemies.
I wonder; at what stage will Michelle Thomson apply for the Chiltern Hundreds.
The Chiltern Hundreds was an ancient administrative area in Buckinghamshire, England, composed of three "hundreds" and lying partially within the Chiltern Hills. "Taking the Chiltern Hundreds" now refers to the legal procedure used to effect resignation from the British House of Commons.
If she decides to take that, it won’t help her in her current problems, but it will create a by-election in Edinburgh West.
So, who is the convicted mortgage fraudster who wants Scottish independence which is rapidly becoming a less noble cause under Nicola Sturgeon?
Jamie Rae, he was previously dubbed up in prison for fifteen months, prison seems mighty popular for people involved in politics, we have seen so many carted off like Tommy Sheridan, the Birdman of Barlinnie; he did a stint in the pokey over the News of the World scandal.
So, the question comes to mind is this, why did Michelle Thomson take a cheque for £5,000 from a convicted mortgage fraudster?
At what point did she think this was a good idea?
And apparently, Thomson had alleged “shared business interests” with Jamie Rae, so other questions come to mind, what were the alleged shared business interests?
“For the record, I can say categorically I have never had any business dealings with Michelle Thomson”
As to Ms Thomson’s email claim about “shared business interests”, he said:
“That is BS [bulls**t]...rubbish. I don’t know why she would write that.”
Yes, that is another question to add to the list for Ms Thomson to reply to, it seems there is a lot of confusion about who did what with whom and where, and incidentally both of these people were in the past elected SNP members to public office.
So, what about Jamie Rae, well it seems that he was a former SNP Councillor who admitted multiple counts of mortgage and housing benefit fraud totalling £133,000.
£133,000 is a lot of money.
Labour MSP Jackie Baillie said:
"This simply raises further questions about who SNP MP Michelle Thomson was associated with. Jamie Rae is a convicted mortgage fraudster. The more we know about this story the more unseemly it becomes."
Quite so ma’am!
Given that Michelle Thomson has 17 houses, I wonder if in the near future she will make a bid for the Chiltern Hundreds which was an ancient administrative area in Buckinghamshire, England, or will the appeal of £74,000 a year for another 4 and a half years be too good to pass up.
One thing is certain, the SNP like to get rid of people who threaten or damage their cult, I don’t see Michelle Thomson coming back, things are bad enough but now it is known she is connected to a convicted mortgage fraudster, this is one straw that would cripple a camel’s back.
Game over Michelle Thomson, time to clean out the locker and move on to life outside politics!
Scotland's senior law officer says police will 'follow the evidence' in the criminal investigation they are running, presumably they won’t have time to stop off for an ice cream from Jamie Rae, he used to be a former ice cream salesman.
Now, finally, what did Nicola Sturgeon’s husband Peter Murrell know? I think it is time that a spotlight should be pointed in his direction until we get answers.
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