Hot on the heels of the news that the Madeleine MCann fund paid £37,071 for web site costs comes word of more expensive Glasgow based web sites.
The ‘Madeleine’ web site was set up by 19 year old Callum McCrae, a pupil of Gerry McCann’s sister Philomena. Based in his Glasgow garage, we were told, this somewhat amateurish web site appeared within a few days of Madeleine’s disappearance and managed to sell an astonishing 2 million ‘wristbands’ from its on-line shop.
Yesterday I learned that Duncan Stephens, a 20 year old lad from Kirkcaldy, has, with commendable web sleuthing ability, dissected another unnaturally expensive Glasgow based web site. This time belonging to the Glasgow member of the Scottish Parliament, Charlie Gordon – he’s the man who resigned as Labour’s transport spokesman over a dodgy overseas donation for Wendy Alexander’s Scottish Labour leadership campaign. Charlie Gordon has claimed £12,822.62 for the financial year 2007-2008 for a web site operated by his son Gavin.
This web site cost the princely sum of £150 to set up and run for three years (I am not attributing any costs to the blood, sweat and tears I shed in the process!) but then I am not based in a Glasgow garage.
The toxic assets of the Royal Bank of Scotland have been a major contributor to the present banking crisis, we have a Scottish Prime Minister who seems intent on financially ruining the UK, Scottish web sites drain public money and donations like a thirsty camel, and we are told that the ‘Union’ is a good thing.
Independence for Scotland – as soon as possible please! Set the Scots adrift on their own little raft, we can’t afford them.