Sunday, March 29, 2009

An SNP Breakfast, a snip at 600 quid.

There's no such thing as a free croissant...
THE SNP has been accused of providing one of its most high-profile celebrity supporters with "Scottish Government kickbacks" worth almost £10,000.
The money was paid to the singer- songwriter Sandi Thom as expenses for gigs she performed for the Scottish Government in 2007 and 2008. This included a flat-rate fee of £3,000 for a St Andrews Day event in 2007.

In 2008, the Scottish Government paid a £860 hotel bill and £581.75 for breakfast and refreshments when she performed for another St Andrews event in West Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh.

And to think I felt a bit cheated having to pay 7 euros for an Easyjet bacon sarnie and coffee combo last week...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware Sandi Thom was a "celebrity", more the ultimate one-hit wonder. She doesn't even have a recording contract any more, so I hope nobody is going to pretend for a moment that she was some sort of bargain.