By Dan Wootton
Published: 18/04/2023- 21:09
Trending on GB News
The police investigation into the SNP and its missing £600,000 took another dramatic turn today.
In the early hours of the morning, the crisis-ridden party’s treasurer Colin Beattie was arrested as part of Operation Branchform.
Police Scotland has said in the past hour that Beattie has been released without charge pending further investigation - but this latest political bombshell – which should be leading every news bulletin in the country today after months of the MSM choosing to ignore the growing SNP crisis – comes just two weeks after the arrest of the party’s ex-chief executive Peter Murrell, the husband of former leader Nicola Sturgeon.
Cops spent two days at the fallen power couple’s home, even erecting a tent, showing the likely scale of the investigation, and later seizing a motorhome from Sturgeon’s mother in law’s house.
Given draconian Scottish contempt of court laws, there’s much that cannot be said at this point.
I must stress allegations of illegality have been denied by all parties involved, the investigation is clearly ongoing, and no charges have been brought against anyone, while Sturgeon has insisted she is happy to assist the police in their investigations.
But dramatic circumstances have finally woken the dormant Scottish media up to a bonfire of SNP scandals hiding in plain sight for a number of years.
Immediate among them, that the large political organisation that is the SNP has, jaw-droppingly, been without any auditors since last year.
Last night her former protege turned arch nemesis, the ex-SNP leader Alex Salmond, revealed he had warned Sturgeon about her centralisation of power…
And all of this makes the farce of an SNP leadership election more ridiculous, given a Sturgeon fanatic, the incompetent continuity candidate Humza Useless, has now been put in charge of a failing nation, destroyed over many years by Sturgeon’s separatism pipe dream.
Useless looks broken and humiliated now, especially given he proudly declared himself the Sturgeon unity candidate to win the election.
He’s facing increasingly uncomfortable questioning – long overdue – from the Scottish media about whether Sturgeon should be suspended pending the outcome of the investigation
At Holyrood, he was laughed at as he tried to underplay the position he now finds himself.
Has there ever been a fall from grace in British politics more brutal than what Scheming Sturgeon is facing?
I mean, don’t get me wrong, Queen Nic deserves to be shunned by Scots.
She treated the First Minister job like a personal fiefdom – acting like a dodgy dictator fuelling nationalist hatred and turning Scots against the English, all while driving her country into the ground.
But, as I always knew, and used to tell you regularly, her act was a mirage based on personal ambition.
In the end, the fall of Sturgeon may well have saved the United Kingdom.