The week of fire started in the best possible way for Nicola Sturgeon: The Scottish premier was acquitted of charges of breaching the minister’s code of conduct and will be able to face a vote of confidence in parliament with a lighter heart.
findings of independent investigation
The independent investigation by the former Irish Chief Prosecutor, Judge James Hamilton, concluded that Sturgeon did not provide misleading information to Holyrood Parliament and “in no way broke the rules of the Ministerial Code”. The rules say whoever violates the code must resign.
No misleading report to Parliament
The premier was accused of misleading Parliament when he was informed of sexual harassment allegations against his predecessor Alex Salmond, the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the top of the Scottish government. Sturgeon reportedly underestimated how much she really knew about the storm that was about to hit her political mentor in 2018.
Hamilton’s 61-page report, which was commissioned in 2019 to shed light on the complex matter, acknowledges that “the narrative of events given by the prime minister to parliament was incomplete,” but only because he could not remember some of the details. Were.
“These findings are authoritative, definitive and independent,” Sturgeon said after the verdict yesterday. “I have always tried to act with integrity and in the public interest.”
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