The Scottish Tories are now going to submit a motion of no confidence in Nicola Sturgeon after further documents were published this evening, one of which shows the Scottish government’s own lawyers expressing “dismay” in their behaviour. Another expressed “extreme professional embarrassment” in the Scottish government trying to oppose Alex Salmond’s judicial review. Scottish Tory Leader Douglas Ross has just Tweeted:
There is no longer any doubt that Nicola Sturgeon lied to the Scottish Parliament and broke the Ministerial Code.— Douglas Ross MP (@Douglas4Moray) March 2, 2021
She must resign. No evidence she can provide will counter the claims of witnesses or refute that ignoring the legal advice cost £500,000 of taxpayers’ money.
This is a massive ramping up of pressure by the Tories. Until now they were merely threatening a vote of no confidence in the deputy first minister John Swinney – something that yesterday all opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament backed…