SALMOND INQUIRY: WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS?

Readers of my last two posts will have been disappointed, I’m sure, with both the questions asked and the answers given at the Salmond inquiry yesterday. It might be worth reminding ourselves of the remit of the inquiry: “To consider and report on the actions of the First Minister, Scottish Government officials and special advisersContinue reading “SALMOND INQUIRY: WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS?”

SALMOND INQUIRY UPDATE

In my last post I described how, on 29 November 2017, senior civil servants Nicola Richards and Judith Mackinnon sought to share the draft procedure they were developing for harassment complaints against former Ministers with “Ms A”, a woman who went on to make a formal complaint of sexual harassment against Alex Salmond in JanuaryContinue reading “SALMOND INQUIRY UPDATE”

WHY WAS THERE NO ROLE FOR STURGEON IN THE SALMOND COMPLAINTS PROCESS?

The Scottish Government’s procedure for complaints against former Ministers was fundamentally “recast” on 5 December 2017 after a senior civil servant agreed to “test” the latest draft of it with “key individuals”. One of those individuals, who later went on to make a formal complaint against Alex Salmond, was told in an email of 29Continue reading “WHY WAS THERE NO ROLE FOR STURGEON IN THE SALMOND COMPLAINTS PROCESS?”