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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Mary Salmond Trust

This is the Trust set-up by Alex Salmond in memory of his late mother, which has been approved by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as a charity.

As I have previously noted, the pledge from Mr Salmond is very clear:
3. Mr Salmond has decided to pay his gross Scottish Parliamentary salary of £1,474.75 per month into the Trust and has backdated this to the May election

As a Higher Rate Tax payer, Mr Salmond will receive a further 18% tax relief (40%-22%) on his contributions, reducing his tax bill by £3,185 pa.

I'm sure that such an outcome wasn't on his mind, and he meant to obtain NO benefit whatsoever from his double salary.


Anonymous said...

oh, look there goes a flying pig - I thought it was an odd sum at the time!

Anonymous said...

You do yourself no favours Angus with these petty points on your blog! Talk about sour grapes!

Anonymous said...

What Angus has done - and we should be grateful - is to show that some politicians do exactly what they say. It's just not what they wanted you to think they had said!

Anonymous said...

For the sake of clarity Angus, what direction does your ire go? Is the entire SNP party and related organisations, including Alex Salmond and John Swinney for whom you spent 8 years representing? Is it just the local party with whom you have had a disagreement and are unable to resolve the issue democratically?Is it just the guy that sent you the email which means that you may or may not be expelled?
I am trying to figure out if you have decided to sit outside the democratic process and just whinge for the rest of your days (a la Heath) or do you intend to fight for democracy in the party you represented?

Anonymous said...

The SNP just don't like to be criticised do they?
This is an example of how Alex Salmond is screwing the tax payer to his own end. All Angus is doing is highlighting his scam. I would love to know how much time he has spent in Westminster since May. It's criminal.
Throwing this back at Angus and accusing him of being bitter doesn't make it go away.

Anonymous said...

Many of the things that angus raises here are genuine concerns but quite often he does come across as being bitter (whether he likes it or not). If he has genuine concerns about SNP activities it will look like sour grapes. There is a way out of this. He can follow through on the email that seems to have expelled him from the party and have the decision overturned. He can then decide for himself if he wants to be a member. He can then makehis comments on anyone he feels deserving.