The Liberal Democrats took the SNP to court today to stop them distributing a leaflet that pointed out that Swinson had accepted money (£14,000) from a guy who runs a company that fracks. The Liberal Democrats are supposed to be against fracking (except when they are not…ie when they are being told what to vote for by The Tories!)
The complaint was upheld, despite the fact that they had, in fact, accepted money from a fracking company boss.
According to Philip Sim on Twitter, Jo Swinson’s QC, Roddy Dunlop argued that the SNP leaflet was defamatory and “peddling a lie”, saying the donation was made to her constituency office, not her, it was from a director of Warwick Energy in a personal capacity, and that the company “does not engage in fracking”…
And apparently, the judge backed that up.
I wonder what her constituency office did with it.
Perhaps they bought a lot of tea and coffee, or perchance it was spent on stationery or new carpets…
Or, and this is just a wild guess, maybe they donated it to her election campaign, eh?
I suppose it’s not hypocritical to take money from your constituency office, is it?