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Tory MPs face backlash for Foodbank publicity stunt

Jack Peat - 3 December 2018

Conservative politicians in Scotland have faced a backlash today after a Foodbank publicity stunt backfired.

MPs including Ross Thomson, John Lamount, Kirstene Hair and Luke Graham appeared to use scripted copy to boast about donations they made to an annual food collection organised by supermarkets in conjunction with Trussell Trust.

Stephen Paton, online content editor at The National, tweeted: “If you want to give the impression you’ve spontaneously donated to a food bank, probably best not to mostly copy and paste whatever the Scottish Tory PR office sent”.... See more


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