Tuesday, May 7

SNP has ‘nothing to cover’, says deputy chief who was not informed auditors had stop

SNP deputy chief Keith Brown has insisted the occasion has “nothing to hide” and urged better transparency as he admitted he didn’t know its auditors had stop till shortly earlier than it was made public.

Speaking to Sky News, Mr Brown acknowledged present challenges, however argued the SNP’s “best days lie ahead” as a disaster engulfs the occasion with a police investigation into its funds, which has seen its former chief government and treasurer arrested.

Both Peter Murrell – who’s former first minister Nicola Sturgeon’s husband – and Colin Beattie had been later launched with out cost pending additional investigation.

The police inquiry centres on how greater than £600,000 in donations to the occasion earmarked for an independence referendum was used.

SNP MP Stuart McDonald has been appointed occasion treasurer after the resignation of Mr Beattie.

A key process for him might be appointing auditors after accountants Johnston Carmichael, which labored with the SNP for greater than a decade, resigned round September.

The occasion’s accounts are resulting from be filed to the Electoral Commission in July.

Mr Brown stated: “We have nothing to hide. We are by far and away the biggest, most successful party in Scotland.

“I imagine the SNP’s finest days lie forward of it, however let’s be certain we’re extra clear than another occasion.”

Content Source: information.sky.com