The SNP’s Chief Executive’s evidence to the Salmond inquiry has been contradicted by the SNP’s former National Secretary. Peter Murrell recently said that the SNP’s rules for conduct issues were ‘fairly robust’ and have ‘stood the test of time’, but Angus MacLeod in an email to party members said the rules were ‘overdue for reform.’
It follows Murrell’s admission that Sturgeon’s meetings with Salmond were in fact Government business proving that Sturgeon misled Parliament, gave false evidence to the committee and broke the Ministerial Code.
Throughout this affair, a clear pattern has emerged of sharp brains suddenly turning blank, contradictions piling up and half answers having to be dragged out of people who should know better.
The Scottish public deserve to know the whole truth of what happened and why £500,000 of public money had to be paid.
Cllr Alastair Redman