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Salmond told Holyrood; “Scotland has not failed – its leadership has failed.’ And the Scottish press / mainstream media has also failed Scotland

When Alex Salmond, the former First Minister of Scotland, gave evidence at the ‘Sturgeon-gate’ inquiry into the Scot-Govt’s ‘biased and botched’ handling of sexual misconduct allegations, he told Holyrood MPs; “Scotland has not failed; its leadership has failed.”  He added; “The collective behaviour of the Scottish Government has shed a light on a government whose actions are no longer true to the principles of openness, accountability and transparency, which are the core principles on which this Scottish parliament was founded.” He also lamented the fact that no one had taken the blame after the government was found to have acted unlawfully in
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Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party urges Nicola Sturgeon to form ‘Vote-1 SNP, Vote-2 Indy-list’ voting pact for super-majority of pro-Scottish Independence MSPs in Scottish Parliament – before she’s sacked

  OPEN LETTER Dear Nicola, Five years ago, when I set up Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party (www.SiRP.Scot) I wrote to you with an open offer to the SNP to join us in a progressive alliance to maximise the number of pro-Indy SNP and Indy-list MSPs to the Scottish Parliament. This is because of the thousands of ‘wasted’ SNP second preference votes in the proportional representation system used to elect MSPs to Scotland’s Parliament. As a result of the SNP’s dominant lead in the first-preference vote, the party won most of the constituency seats in Holyrood in 2016. But at the
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