The Herald's SNP cheerleader IAIN MACWHIRTER wrote the following in an article about donations which he described as secret.
" They (Labour) are morally uneasy because they know that business-men aren't stupid, they haven't become rich by throwing money around. Donating to politicians is all about influence, about buying into the inner circles of decision making"
I wrote to the Herald asking if he included Tom Farmer and Brian Souter but I got nowhere, some people have written to me to try to wriggle out of answering by saying he was only referring to secret donations, which are of course not illegal.
Note he does not preclude his statement by saying ' business-men who donate secretly are not stupid etc'
I ask again does he mean business-men per se or only Labour donors ?
Let me ask further is he saying that £950 buys influence with Labour but, £500,000 can't buy influence with the SNP ?