Sun 12 Jul, 2020

Scottish Greens Co-Leader Patrick Harvie MSP has reiterated his calls for an unexplained wealth order to be slapped on Donald Trump.

Martyn Mclaughlin revealed in today’s Scotland on Sunday that Trump’s family business has commissioned a detailed masterplan to develop hundreds of homes, retail and leisure facilities on Ayrshire farmland.

Patrick Harvie MSP said:

“The Trump Organisation has repeatedly proved itself to be an irresponsible and environmentally damaging developer, and a bad neighbour once they get established. South Ayrshire Council would be well advised not to let them influence their local development plan, and to be up front and open with the local community about the issues being decided. Our planning system is so unfair that people often find that by the time an application is submitted a wealthy developer has already exerted so much influence that their objections are too late. 

“Beyond this particular development, we should be very wary of allowing Scotland's name to be further associated with the toxic Trump brand. The man himself is a delusional bully, an advocate of climate denial and other dangerous conspiracy theories, and he has actively promoted the views of fascists. His personal finances have never been transparent, and rather than letting him help himself to another piece of Scotland's tourism industry we should be going to court to seek an Unexplained Wealth Order, to start casting some light on his business dealings.”

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