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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Alex Salmond Resigned

Alex Salmond Resigned

Alex Salmond
Alex Salmond
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond has resigned from the party during allegations of sexual abuse. In a statement, he said that he wanted to avoid internal division within the SNP, who had faced the call to suspend him.

He has denied any mistake, and said that he wanted to apply for re-joining after getting an opportunity to clear his name. It had emerged last week that members of two Scottish government employees lodged a complaint about their behavior in January when he was the first minister.

Mr. Salmond has described the allegations as "stereotypical" - and has also criticized the complaint process, which claims to be "unjust".

On Tuesday, he started legal action against the Scotland government in the Sessions Court during the conduct of the allegations of formally misconduct allegations.

In a statement issued on social media, Mr. Salmond said that he has been a member of the SNP for 45 years, 20 of them are party leaders and seven ministers.

He further said: "I really love the SNP and the broad freedom movement in Scotland. They have been the defining commitment of my life. But today I have resigned from my membership of the National Secretary of the party."

Mr. Salmond indicated that his resignation was to avoid possible divisions within the party, because his successor, Nicola Sturgeon faced opposition calls to suspend the SNP membership.

Alex Salmond Resigned
Alex Salmond Resigned
Mr. Salmond said that he did not come to politics to smooth the progress of opposition attacks on SNP and return to parliament next week; he has resigned his order to remove this line of opposition harass.

"Most of all, I know that if the party feels compelled to suspend me, then there will be enough internal division."

The current SNP leader and first minister Nicole Sturgeon said that he "felt a great sadness about the whole situation".

In a statement on Twitter, he said that this decision alone was Alex Salmond, and he understood why he chose "to separate current questions from SNP to day-to-day business and independence from the ongoing campaign".

She further said: "The hard fact is that the Scottish Government received two complaints which could not be ignored under the carpet."

The Daily Record newspaper broke the news of allegations of sexual abuse last Thursday. The paper claims that the word of a complaint has been found, which describes an event occurring in the first official residence of the First Minister in Edinburgh, Bute House in the first week of December 2013.

The Scottish government had lodged a complaint to the two women in January this year, after a few weeks of adopting a new complaint process in light of widespread concern about sexual harassment in Holyrood and Westminster.

Mr. Salmond claims that the senior Scottish government was "unfair and unjust" in investigating the charges against the civil servants of the government.

He said that he had "no chance to challenge the case against me properly and therefore to challenge" and he was not allowed to "see the evidence". Mr. Salmond has also claimed that someone within the Scottish Government has violated the "clearly and repeatedly" confidential complaint procedure by leaking details in the daily records.
He is now seeking a judicial review of the new complaint process and has appealed to the crowd to fund its legal action.

Alex Salmond Resigned
Alex Salmond Resigned

Alex Salmond

·        Leaders of the Scottish National Party of 1990-2000 and 2004-2014

·        First Minister of Scotland 2007 – 2014

·        Scotland stalled after voting to stay in the United Kingdom

The Scottish government has stressed that the complaint process is completely "completely confidential" and has said it will protect its position in the courts. Complaints against Mr. Salmond have also been passed to Police Scotland, who has said that it is assessing the information.

Mr. Salmond was the first Scottish and SNP leader until September 2014 when he resigned after a "no" vote in the Scottish Independence Referendum. He returned to politics as Gordon's elected as SNP MP in 2015, and two years later, Snap became the Foreign Affairs spokesman of the Westminster Committee before losing the seat in the general election.

After this, he has had to face deep criticism for hosting Alex Salmond show on Russian broadcaster RT, Which has been described as a promotional channel for the Kremlin - a claim Mr. Salmond has denied.

Alex Salmond Resigned 

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