As Alex Salmond’s evidence is censored again, now the reputation of Scotland’s prosecutors is dragged into the mire.
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Also: Ministers can’t bleat about the ‘culture war’ if they’re prepared to let their planned celebration of Britain be renamed ‘Festival UK* 2022’. Get a grip, DCMS.
As the SNP chief executive faces the threat of a perjury investigation, the Salmond fiasco goes from bad to worse
Meanwhile the Nationalists’ civil war deepens again as witnesses clash over whether the former First Minister was ‘physically aggressive’.
Henry Hill: As the Scottish Government digs in, calls grow for a judge-led inquiry into the Salmond scandal
Also: Downing Street shakes up the Union Unit as it goes on the attack over the SNP’s botched handling of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Sturgeon’s position in the party remains dominant, but she needs to assert that dominance in a way she didn’t before.
Also: Gove should beware Brown’s constitutional anti-wisdom; Davies makes way for Davies; and MSPs compel evidence over Salmond row.
The former Glasgow MP is now, astonishingly, Governor of Punjab, while his son is getting ready to attempt the revival Scottish Labour.
Some fear this is part of deeper struggle within the party as a prominent pro-devolution MS is deselected by local activists.
Also: Johnson and Gove set to meet to plot their pro-Union strategy as a Tory MSP defends to Nigel Farage’s new party.
Douglas Ross: No more excuses. No more evasion. Sturgeon’s position is untenable if Salmond is telling the truth.
Just a few months ahead of the Scottish Parliament Election, voters deserve to know the truth of whether they can trust the First Minister’s word.
SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
The broad constitutional consensus Starmer cited is fragile, and based on part on a substantial minority of unionists falsifying their preferences.
Henry Hill: The public want UK-wide rules for Christmas, but we’re a long way from a ‘Four Nations’ approach
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.
Like the May Government, an electoral coalition built around an existential question is propping up a badly ailing political vehicle.
He has a good eye for political openings, and Labour’s woes might have created a space for an avowedly left-wing, pro-UK figure.