Today’s Daily Telegraph front page reports that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, was filmed by Channel 4’s Dispatches programme meeting Paul Wilmott, who said he was considering large donations to each of the three main parties. It also reports that the same man met the Labour leader, Ed Miliband, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
The SNP has responded today saying that the latest 'cash for access' scandal showing David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have been caught meeting a fake businessman posing as a potential donor is 'further evidence' that Scotland needs a strong team of SNP MPs elected to shake up the Westminster establishment.
At the weekend a senior Liberal Democrat peer, Lord Strasburger, resigned the Lib Dem whip after having accepted a potentially illegal donation to the party through a ‘proxy’ donor. This came only a week after Senior Liberal Democrat cabinet minister, Danny Alexander, was implicated in a similar dodgy donations row over another potentially illegal donation.
Commenting on the news, the SNP’s General Election Campaign Director, Angus Robertson, said: “The Libs Dems are totally engulfed in a series of dodgy donations allegations – and now it seems that Labour and the Tories are up to their necks in it too. The leaders and senior figures from the three Westminster parties are now at the centre of dodgy donation scandals."
"A strong team of SNP MPs will always put Scotland’s interests first – in comparison to a Westminster establishment which lurches from one donations scandal to the next, and which works in the interests of the few rather than the many." Mr Robertson added.