Salmond inquiry: Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament committee, investigation finds


Nicola Sturgeon misled a Scottish parliament committee, an investigation into the government’s unlawful handling of harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has concluded.

Publishing their conclusions, which were partially leaked last week, members probing the Scottish government’s botched handling of harassment allegations against the former first minister said they “find it hard to believe” Ms Sturgeon had “no knowledge of any concerns about inappropriate behaviour on the part of Mr Salmond prior to November 2017”.

The committee on the Scottish government’s handling of harassment complaints stated: “If she did have such knowledge, then she should have acted upon it. If she did have such knowledge, then she has misled the committee.”

It added there was a “fundamental contradiction” in her evidence on whether she agreed to intervene in a Scottish government investigation into complaints by two woman against the former first minister.



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