On 6 May, the Scots voted to renew their regional parliament, Holyrode. A significant turnout, seven years after the independence referendum – at the time, 55% of voters voted in favor of staying in Britain. All elections since the summer of 2020 gave the SNP an absolute majority, with the Independence Party campaigning in favor of a new referendum, arguing that Brexit, in which the Scots are mostly opposed, has changed the game completely.
However, for weeks north of Tweed River, it is not the election campaign that has made headlines, but a darker tale of revenge, against the backdrop of conspiracy and sexual abuse allegations. It contrasts the two main political figures in the region: 66-year-old Alex Salmond, former Scottish Prime Minister between 2007 and 2014, and 50-year-old Nicola Sturgeon, his former “protege”, who took over the SNP and Scottish head of government, When Mr. Salmond resigned in the wake of the 2014 referendum failing.
“Even from here, in Edinburgh, it is difficult to follow, but it is a very big thing, which causes internal problems for the SNP and the Scottish Parliament”, Underscores David Gov, an under-journalist and editor of the blog Scepticalscot based in the Scottish capital.
The discord between “Salamondites” and “Stergitites” has taken an even more dramatic turn in recent times, after Holyrode published on its website on Monday 22 February a shockingly written statement written by Mr. Salmond to the Commission of Inquiry. Addressed. Light on his feud with the Sturgeon government.
Sexual harassment allegations
In this lengthy statement, the former prime minister specifically accuses senior officials and SNP officials, including Liz Lloyd, Nicola Sturgeon’s chief of staff and the party’s executive director (and the prime minister’s husband) Peter Murrell. “Attempted in a concrete and malicious manner (…) Damage [sa] Reputation to the point of [l’]Send to jail ”. The allegations were deemed so fragile that Holyrood kicked out entire sections of the text on Tuesday 23 February following an intervention by the Scottish Court of Justice. On Tuesday evening, Mr. Salmond’s lawyer stated that he therefore refused the hearing on Wednesday 24 February …
In 2014, when the time came to take over the post from the old people, how could there be such a confrontation.me Sturgeon greeted him ” master “, a “Hero of our movement [pour l’indépendance] And a champion of our country ” The
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