The story reports details of legal papers setting up SIF as a legal entity:
“This document – ‘the declaration on application of registration’ – was signed at 50 Wellington Street, the same office which contains the SNP Glasgow HQ. The document was then formally witnessed by Calum MacLeod, an SNP solicitor.”
So, in summary, the SNP set up an organisation – which many in Glasgow’s Muslim community have never heard of – which subsequently is awarded £215,000 by the SNP “government”. And who is in charge of the SIF? Osama Saeed (pictured left with Salmond), who is (wait for it) an SNP parliamentary candidate as well as a former employee of (drum roll please…) Alex Salmond, who is leader of the SNP which set up the SIF, and also head of the Scottish “government” which gave the SIF £215,000 of public money.
Gosh! That’s quite a muddle.
But we can all relax, because a spokesman for the Scottish “government” has dismissed all this as a “non-story”*. So that’s all right, then.
* label given to any story critical of the SNP