Angus Robertson breaks promise to donate house sale cash to charity : Express

Typical Politician, can not be trusted, promises to do one thing, which fools everyone and then breaks promises to further their own ends.


SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson has broken a promise to donate tens of thousands of pounds in profit from the sale of his taxpayer-funded second home to charity, it can be revealed today.

Angus Robertson with Nicola Sturgeon

The party’s deputy chief, who faces a tough battle to hang to his Eurosceptic seat in Moray, is now facing calls to return the money to the public purse or donate it to good causes as he originally pledged.

Mr Robertson bought a “small” flat in the London Borough of Lambeth in February 2006 for £227,500 and designated it as his second home under the former rules for MPs’ expenses.

He went on to claim almost £60,000 in mortgage interest, £4,000 in stamp duty and legal fees and around £16,000 for repairs and furnishings, including a £2,300 leather sofa bed.

When the expenses scandal broke in 2009, the MP was one of many politicians embarrassed by the…

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