World Socialist Web Site wsws.org 22 Mar, 2021 01:15 am

Sturgeon’s future in jeopardy as Scottish National Party civil war intensifies

Sturgeon’s future in jeopardy as Scottish National Party civil war intensifies
The attempt by Nicola Sturgeon’s close allies to railroad former SNP leader and Alex Salmond to jail on MeToo-inspired sex charges is backfiring spectacularly.

An attempt by Sturgeon’s close allies to railroad former SNP leader and Sturgeon's mentor Alex Salmond to jail on MeToo-inspired sex charges has backfired spectacularly, with an election to the Scottish parliament due on May 6.A confidence vote in the Scottish parliament against Sturgeon may be called next week.“We cannot set a precedent that a First Minister of Scotland can mislead the Scottish Parliament and get away with it,” said Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross, whose party in the UK is led by serial liar Boris Johnson.“This is about the integrity of our Scottish Parliament and upholding standards in public life,” said newly elected Scottish Labour leader Anas Sarwar, whose party has just witch-hunted its own membership and driven out its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, on bogus anti-Semitism charges.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s hold on power is weakening as a vicious three-year faction fight within and around the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Scottish government comes to a head.Sturgeon has been accused by the all-party Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints of providing misleading information.

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