Sturgeon ‘must go’ if conspiracy shown, Salmond ally says – follow Brexit live

Sturgeon ‘must go’ if conspiracy shown, Salmond ally says – follow Brexit live
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Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond believes there was a “conspiracy” to prevent his return to politics.

SNP MSP Alex Neil, an ally of Mr Salmond’s, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the former leader thinks Nicola Sturgeon was involved in the plot.

“Everyone involved” would have to resign if the allegation was proven, Mr Neil added.

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted that political influence played no part in the decision to redact evidence submitted by Mr Salmond to an inquiry into the Scottish government’s handling of harassment claims made against him.

On Wednesday, the Tory leader at Holyrood, Ruth Davidson, said the saga had brought Scottish democracy into disrepute.

Over in Westminster, Tory backbenchers in the ERG have called on…



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