A ministerial researcher determined this on Monday. That means Sturgeon can confidently expect a previously announced vote of no confidence on Tuesday.
This is a lawsuit against Sturgeon’s predecessor, Alex Salmond. He was suspected of sexual assault, but has since been acquitted. The Scottish government tinkered with the investigation, as Sturgeon frankly admitted.
According to Salmond, his former protégé – now both have been banned – also allegedly waged a vendetta against him. The report clears it up.
Although officially a violation of Parliament’s confidence, the struggle has taken on a deeply political character in recent weeks. The Scots will go to the polls in early May. So far, Sturgeon’s SNP seemed to have won a majority. If that happens, the Scots will demand a new referendum on the country’s independence. In 2014, 55% voted against and in 2021, the odds are increasing.
The pressure on the sturgeon has increased in recent days. She defended herself fiercely and had placed all her hopes in this investigation. If he had doubted his behavior, dismissal would be inevitable. With this, the SNP would probably not win the elections and the desire for a new referendum on independence would disappear.