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The Sturgeon-Salmond Conflict

The two inquiries into the Scottish government’s handling of sexual harassment allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond published reports in the same week that Alex Salmond launched his own pro-independence ‘Alba’ party.  The first inquiry, led by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions, James Hamilton QC, cleared Ms Sturgeon of breaching the ministerial code.  […]

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Conservatives call for Sturgeon’s resignation after witnesses back Salmond

Following the ongoing investigation into the handling of Alex Salmond’s sexual misconduct case comes the demand for the First Minister’s resignation on the eve of her appearance with the investigation committee.  Two witnesses have confirmed the meeting of Ms Sturgeon and Geoff Aberdein, Mr Salmond’s former Chief of Staff, on March 29th 2018, stating that it […]

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Salmond set to appear before inquiry as Holyrood agrees to publish submission

The Holyrood committee of MSPs investigating how the Scottish Government handled sexual harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has re-issued its invitation to the former First Minister to give evidence to the inquiry. The committee re-issued the invitation on Wednesday, while also stating that Lady Dorrian’s High Court ruling last week had “no impact” on whether […]

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Salmond to appear before inquiry after high court ruling

The Holyrood inquiry into how the Scottish government handled sexual harassment allegations against former First Minister Alex Salmond has cleared the way for his appearance later this month after a high court ruling on Thursday 11th February.  The ruling, made by the senior Judge Lady Dorrian, revised an earlier decision which enforced limits on what […]

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Holyrood instructs Crown Office to disclose key evidence in Salmond inquiry

The Scottish parliament has taken the unprecedented legal step of ordering the country’s top prosecutors to release hitherto undisclosed evidence as part of an inquiry into the Scottish government’s handling of an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the former First Minister, Alex Salmond.  The move comes amid months of protracted wrangling in Holyrood in […]

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Despite the polls, the road to Scottish Independence is paved with obstacles.

For many north of the border, it’s not just the vaccine rollout that represents the cavalry coming over the brow of the hill: it’s recent polling as well. The New Statesman recently forecasted that the Scottish National Party will win a stonking 18-seat majority in May’s parliamentary election and polls over the last year have […]

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Nicola Sturgeon accused of breaking ministerial code by former First Minister Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland, has recently accused his successor Nicola Sturgeon of lying to the Scottish Parliament, alleging that she repeatedly broke the ministerial code. If this allegation is proved true, then ministerial code recommends resignation.  The Scottish Parliament has meanwhile asked Salmond to give evidence to the committee investigating the […]

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Interview: Alex Salmond

The Student got to sit down with former First Minister of Scotland and former SNP MP for Gordon Alex Salmond to talk about Alex Salmond… Unleashed, his show which is  being produced by Cahoots Theatre Company. It features Mr Salmond (according to the Edinburgh Fringe website) “unleashed from the restraints of public office.” We got to […]