Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond is set to elaborate today on claims that his successor Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament. Mr Salmond will give evidence to Holyrood’s harassment committee following his written submission which levelled accusations against Ms Sturgeon as well as senior figures in her government and party. He has accused the current first minister of misleading parliament over what she knew – and when – about harassment complaints against him in 2018, and that she breached the ministerial code as a result. An A to Z guide to the explosive scandal at the top of Scottish politics Mr Salmond also claims that she breached the code on a number of other occasions, notably by failing to act on legal advice in a court action that cost the taxpayer more than £600,000. A minister breaching the ministerial code is expected to offer their resignation. Nicola Sturgeon has repeatedly denied doing so. Advertisement He also accused senior figures in the SNP – a so-called “gang of four” – of making a “malicious and concerted attempt” to remove him from public life. In his written submission, he claimed that Peter Murrell, party chief executive and husband of Nicola Sturgeon, deployed senior… Read full this story
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