EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish lawmakers will launch an inquiry into whether First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s pro-independence government has been even-handed in how it has treated sex harassment allegations against her mentor and predecessor Alex Salmond, political parties said on Tuesday.
The case, which has set the two most popular figures in Scottish nationalist politics against one another, has raised questions about Sturgeon’s judgment and what she knew and when regarding the accusations.
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Salmond denies wrongdoing and the case is currently being investigated by police.
Some political observers believe the spat could weaken Sturgeon’s leadership and further complicate the prospects of any fresh Scottish independence campaign as Britain’s exit from the European Union is played out.
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On Monday, a Sturgeon adviser complained of an attempt to smear her. Salmond, who lost his parliamentary seat in last year’s election, said last week there were forces trying to destroy him because he is a “political threat.” Media reports have spoken of civil war in the Scottish National Party (SNP), Scotland’s biggest party.
Salmond, who led an unsuccessful independence campaign which nevertheless bolstered the SNP in 2014, has denied any...
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