24/03/2021 · 1:32 pm
This was first posted on Facebook on 23rd March 2021, with support from my Ko-Fi network.
A few things that occur to me after listening to the no-confidence vote debate in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon. (Video at link: it took less than an hour.)
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Tagged as Adam Tomkins, Anas Sarwar, Andy Wightman, Brexit for Coffee, Douglas Ross, Jackie Baillie, Jackson Carlaw, John Swinney, Liz Smith, Nicola Sturgeon, originally posted on Facebook, Patrick Harvie, Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Greens, Scottish Labour, Scottish Liberal Democrats, SNP, VONC, Vote of No Confidence, Willie Rennie
22/03/2021 · 11:49 pm
This was first posted on Facebook on 22nd March 2021, with support from my Ko-Fi network.
(James Hamilton is not an immigrant, but I regret to say I couldn’t resist the quote.)
The question for the independent investigator, QC James Hamilton, who was Director of Public Prosecutions for the Republic of Ireland (1999-2011) and in 2010, President of the International Association of Prosecutors, and who has been the independent advisor to the Scottish Government on the Ministerial Code since 2013 (first appointed by Alex Salmond, re-appointed by Nicola Sturgeon in 2015):
“When Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament she had first learned about the complaints against Alex Salmond on Monday 2nd April, when in fact she was told about them on Thursday 29th March, was she knowingly misleading Parliament?”
To knowingly mislead Parliament is a resigning offence in the Ministerial Code, though when you look at the current Cabinet Ministers and Prime Minister at Westminster, you wouldn’t think so.
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Tagged as Adam Tomkins, Alex Salmond, Boris Johnson, Brexit for Coffee, Dani Garavelli, David Davis, Geoff Aberlein, Hamilton Report, independence referendum, indyref2, James Hamilton, Jennifer Arcuri, Keir Starmer, Matt Hancock, Ministerial Code, Nicola Sturgeon, originally posted on Facebook, Patrick Harvie, Priti Patel, Salmond Inquiry, Scottish Conservatives, Scottish Greens, Scottish independence, Scottish Labour, sexual harassment, SNP, Stuart Campbell