Thursday, 11 September 2008

Friendly Advice.

You don't get helpful advice very often from government, but it would appear that in some cases exceptions can be made as reported by Drumlanrig.

"Documents released under freedom of information legislation last week revealed a little more about how the SNP activists running the newly formed Scottish Islamic Foundation (SIF) won funding from the SNP Government. After a private meeting with Alex Salmond, the SIF people were told that £200,000 would be on its way, and so they set about writing up an application. One official e-mailed to advise how the application should be written. "Just set down in a couple of pages what you want to do, why it needs to be done and how much it would cost. Nothing too elaborate…" Quick as a flash, the taxpayers' money came back. If only bank managers these days could be so accommodating."

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