Salmond fund got to £100,000
A CONTROVERSIAL crowdfunding campaign launched by Alex Salmond to help fund his legal challenge against the Scottish Government’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against him has been halted after it raised just over £100,000.
The former Scottish first minister announced he was asking for money to help with his court battle at the same time as he dramatically quit the SNP.
After his heavily criticised funding campaign raised double its £50,000 target, Mr Salmond announced he was closing it.
He said: “Many thanks to the thousands of people who have come forward with support. We will now press on with the challenge to the lawfulness of the procedure. All funds will be used exclusively to support the judicial review.” He said any surplus “will then go to good causes”.
But his decision to ask the public for financial support has been branded “unprecedented” and “unbelievable” by opposition politicians – with some urging people to donate cash to women’s organisations instead.