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Alex Salmond: Sexual harassment complaints against me have no foundation
First Minister and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said the complaints cannot be "swept under the carpet" despite the difficult situation created for herself and the party.

She said her relationship with her predecessor "makes this an extremely difficult situation for me to come to terms with", but that due process must be followed.

She said: "This will be extremely upsetting to members of the SNP up and down the country. It's a difficult situation but what is important is that complaints are treated seriously, regardless of who the person complained about is.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Aug 24th, 2018 at 07:22:04 PM EST
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Salmond resigned from the SNP. However, he is exercising a right to "Judicial Review" of the complaints against his conduct. This action seems to be arousing more antipathy to capital constraints and privileges than signs of impropriety.
I did not come into politics to facilitate opposition attacks on the SNP and , with Parliament returning next week, I have tendered my resignation to remove this line of opposition attack. Most of all I am conscious that if the Party felt forced into suspending me it would cause substantial internal division.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 30th, 2018 at 04:52:42 PM EST
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A long post about some of the issues involved

FB - Jane Carnall

I don't have the energy to carefully write a blogpost about an ongoing criminal investigation, but, with regard to Alex Salmond, the horribly successful crowdfunder, and the allegations in the Daily Record:

Within the civil service of the Scottish Government, in January this year, one person comes forward with allegations of sexual harassment by Alex Salmnd: in the course of an 8-month internal investigation, a second person comes forward.

The person in charge of the investigation decides that there is sufficient evidence of a crime being committed that the results of the investigation must be passed to Police Scotland.

Alex Salmond, the person alleged to have committed these crimes, who no longer works for the Scottish Government in any capacity, is at this point contacted and notified. There was no reason to contact him during an internal investigation as he is no longer working there. ......

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Sep 2nd, 2018 at 06:45:14 PM EST
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