A NEWLY elected SNP MSP runs a huge Edinburgh property portfolio worth more than £2 million, it emerged yesterday.Although we've got plenty of the usual anti-capitalist outrage about an actual businessman being in the Scottish parliament, it's quite reassuring to see that not every commenter shares that view. Even in the Herald there was some support for Mr Tymkewycz.
Stefan Tymkewycz, who was elected for the first time in May as an MSP for the Lothians, declared his empire in the latest register of members' interests, which was published yesterday.
The real question is this: why shouldn't all politicians be self-supporting? Why should any of them receive a penny from the taxpayer? If they were doing their job properly, politicians would only need to meet for a few days a year and they should all be taxpayers, not tax consumers.