Nicola Sturgeon is facing calls to resign after two senior SNP figures accused her of “lying to the Scottish Parliament” and breaking the ministerial code on “numerous counts.”
The pair of former special advisers contradicted her version of two 2018 meetings about claims of Alex Salmond’s sexual misconduct.
An eye witness claimed Sturgeon offered to intervene in a Government investigation of Alex Salmond’s case, which she has denied.
Following the development, Scottish Tories have tabled a no-confidence vote in the Scottish First Minister.
“There is no longer any doubt that Nicola Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament and broke the Ministerial Code on numerous counts,” Douglas Ross, leader of Scottish Tories, raged.
“No First Minister can be allowed to mislead the Scottish people and continue in office, especially when they have tried to cover up the truth and abused the power of their office in the process.
“The weight of the evidence is overwhelming. Nicola Sturgeon must resign.”
Devastating evidence has revealed SNP cover ups, costly mistakes and terrible errors of judgement.
The number of accusations of misleading Parliament and breaking the Ministerial Code are extraordinary.
The entire leadership of the ruling party of government are on the ropes.
— Douglas Ross MP (@Douglas4Moray) February 26, 2021
Alex Salmond leaves Holyrood after giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament committee
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) February 26, 2021
There is no longer any doubt that Nicola Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament and broke the Ministerial Code.
She must resign. No evidence she can provide will counter the claims of witnesses or refute that ignoring the legal advice cost £500,000 of taxpayers’ money.
— Douglas Ross MP (@Douglas4Moray) March 2, 2021