• Kirsten

Cronyism in the Tory UK Government

Another day and another scandal at the heart of this Tory UK Government:


Commenting, the SNP’s Deputy Westminster leader Kirsten Oswald MP said: “Another day and another scandal at the heart of this Tory UK government. The stench of corruption and cronyism is unavoidable.


“First it was Greensill, then it was COVID contracts handed out to Tory donors, then it was the intervention from Boris Johnson at bin Salman’s request. Now we have the Health Secretary, yet again, handing out contracts like sweeties to friends - this time an NHS contract to his sister.


“The lack of transparency from the Health Secretary about his connections to Topwood Limited has rightfully left many questioning the legitimacy of the deal. We know that Tory cronyism is rife within Westminster therefore we demand clarity on this issue as a matter of urgency.


“It's clear that Scotland faces a choice of two futures - Tory cronyism under the broken Westminster system, or the opportunity to build a fairer future as an independent country in a post-pandemic referendum.


“The issue at the election will be this: who has the right to decide Scotland’s future after the pandemic - people in Scotland or Boris Johnson? Only both votes SNP on 6 May can put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands."