• October 4, 2021

The Scottish National Party (SNP) have been scathing in their criticism of the appointment of businessman and Conservative party donor Mark Offord who is to be made a Scotland Office minister. This is despite him failing to win a seat in the Scottish Parliamentary elections in May of this year. In order to facilitate this appointment he will be given a peerage to allow him to take up the UK government role.

It has been revealed that he had previously donated £2500 to Michael Gove, a British conservative politician, who is at present a secretary of state in the Government of the United Kingdom. It has also been reported that he has given £147,500 to the Conservatives. The SNP’s Cabinet Office spokesman Stewart Hosie stated that Mr Offord’s appointment through a seat in the House of Lords was an example of “the sleaze at the heart of the UK government”.

Image: Mark Offord

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DOI Celtic League (4th October 2021)

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