Tory ‘Dark Money’ scandal has BBC Scotland extremely tight-lipped
BBC Scotland has come under fire over its refusal to cover a funding scandal that links a shady organisation, the DUP and the Scottish Conservative party.
The so-called Dark Money scandal was exposed in May last year after it emerged hundreds of thousands of pounds had been funnelled through Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party during the EU referendum campaign. The money was then used to fund pro-Brexit campaign adverts in the UK.
The cash, £425,000, had been donated by a company called the Constitutional Research Council whose chairman, Richard Cook, was a former vice-chairman of the Scottish Conservative Party. Cook stood as a candidate for the Scottish Tories in East Renfrewshire during the 2010 general election and has links to many senior Tory figures in Scotland.
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