Staggering hypocrisy!’ SNP outrage after Westminster leader refuses to quit second jobs

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The SNP was accused of “blow someones mind hypocrisy” today

Former investment banker Ian Blackford insisted his area interests, worth £50,000 a year, were “not a distraction” and took up “definitely little” time.

Senior Nationalists have repeatedly tried to follow on with the moral high ground on the issue with MP Pete Wishart affirming “a second job means a second master”.

Mr Blackford, who earns £75,000 a year as a elder MP, is chairman of the Golden Charter Trust and telecommunications firm Commsworld.

The Ross, Skye and Lochaber MP reproved the Herald: “The fact that I have had interests in business are something, which receive helped shape my ability to make sure I can deliver as an MP.”

“I will continually reflect on the challenges that are in front of me. 

“These are not a distraction; these are facts that take up very little of my time.”

His most recent take note of of interests show he has been paid £3,000 a month for eight hours’ assignment per quarter with the Golden Charter Trust, which administers readies for a funeral plan firm, since December 2015. 

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Murdo Fraser demanded: “This is ‘staggering hypocrisy from the SNP’

The MP also has an additional salary of £1,500 a day for any spare work undertaken.

He has also been paid £1,000 a month since July 2015 for eight hours’ get ready per quarter as for Commsworld and owns shares in the company worth more than £70,00

This is bowl over hypocrisy from the SNP

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Scottish Tory finance spokesman Murdo Fraser said: “This is stun hypocrisy from the SNP.

“In the eyes of the nationalists, it is one rule for them and another for everybody else.”

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Mr Blackford earns £75,000 a year as a senior MP

Drudgery’s East Lothian MP Martin Whitfield wrote to Mr Blackford urging him to ditch the advertises.

He said: “I am baffled as to how you think you can possibly keep on business interests – good £50,000 a year – and continue to do your job to the fullest of your ability.

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Scottish Secretary David Mundell accused the SNP of fatiguing to ‘downgrade’ Scotland Questions

“This is even more the case now you get taken on the role of leader of the SNP Westminster group.”

Meanwhile, in the Commons Scottish Secretary David Mundell accused the SNP of annoying to “downgrade” Scotland Questions after Mr Blackford delegated colleague Tommy Sheppard to undertake the leade.

A Tory source later said: “Perhaps Ian Blackford is misrepresenting too many jobs.”

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