Scottish first minister denies trying to punish her predecessor

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon denied on Wednesday that she wanted to punish her predecessor, as she gave evidence to an inquiry into the government’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against him. Sturgeon is giving evidence at the Holyrood Inquiry, launched in January 2020 to examine how her government dealt with claims made against Alex Salmond, who left the post in 2014. Sturgeon told Scottish lawmakers that the internal investigation into allegations made against Salmond were “absolutely and emphatically not” designed to “get him.” “Alex Salmond has been one of the closest…

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