Posted by: Jonners on 08 January 2019
Just read that Alex Salmond has won his case against the Scottish Government, of course he's not out of the woods yet as the Police enquiry is still ongoing. Judge Lord Pentland subsequently ruled that the government's actions had been "unlawful in respect that they were procedurally unfair" and had been "tainted with apparent bias".
I am no supporter of Mr.Salmond but I found the Scottish Government's response from its Permanent Secretary, a Ms.Evans, to be disappointing: "......apologise to all involved for the failure in the proper application of this one particular part of the procedure".
Sounds like a case of sour grapes to me but at least the £100k in legal fees it took for Mr.Salmond to defend his reputation (raised via well-wishers and supporters), will be met by the Scottish Government and paid back into good causes.