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Nicola Sturgeon cleared of ministerial breaches

Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching ministerial code

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Nicola Sturgeon cleared of breaching ministerial code – over Alex Salmond revelations 

A report led by James Hamilton examined four alleged breaches of the ministerial code by Nicola Sturgeon.

The independent inquiry concluded: For the reasons set out in detail in this report I am of the opinion that the first minister did not breach the provisions of the ministerial code in respect of any of the matters.

The report was due to be published Tuesday March 23.

A majority of MSPs on the Alex Salmond committee had said Nicola Sturgeon misled their inquiry, sources have told the BBC.

It is understood MSPs on the committee voted by five to four that Ms Sturgeon gave them an inaccurate account.

Nicola Sturgeon gave evidence to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints.  She has sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

Scotland’s First Minister is attending the Holyrood inquiry into harassment allegations against Alex Salmond.

Mr Salmond was awarded more than £500,000 after the Court of Session, Scotland’s highest civil court, ruled the way the complaints were handled by the Scottish Government to be “unlawful”.

Nicola Sturgeon faced calls to resign after new documents raised further questions about her involvement in the Alex Salmond saga.

The government published emails.  They showed it continued a doomed legal fight with Mr Salmond despite its lawyers advising it was likely to lose.

Further evidence from two other witnesses has also called into question Ms Sturgeon’s version of events.

Did you watch the meeting?  Is it the right thing to do?  Do you believe her?  Will this be the end of the matter?  Who knows

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