Alex Salmond has accused officials in the Scottish authorities and the SNP of a “malicious and concerted effort” to damage his reputation – “even to the extent of having me imprisoned”.
Scotland’s former first minister alleges that Peter Murrell, the SNP chief government and husband of Nicola Sturgeon, deployed senior figures to recruit and persuade workers members to submit police complaints in opposition to him.
Mr Murrell has beforehand denied conspiring in opposition to Mr Salmond. The SNP has known as his newest claims “just more assertion without a shred of evidence”.
In his last submission to a Scottish parliamentary committee, Mr Salmond criticises Scotland’s Crown Office and states there was an entire breakdown of the obstacles between authorities, celebration and prosecuting authority.
He has made his last written submissions forward of his Wednesday look as a witness earlier than the Holyrood inquiry, which is wanting into the Scottish authorities’s mishandling of harassment complaints in opposition to him.
Mr Salmond alleges that Ms Sturgeon, his successor as first minister and SNP celebration chief, breached the ministerial code a number of instances – which generally is a resignation matter.
He states that she misled the Scottish Parliament in giving an incorrect date for when she first came upon concerning the complaints in opposition to him. Ms Sturgeon has repeatedly denied deceptive parliament.
In his last submission to the Holyrood committee, Mr Salmond addresses the authorized motion, a judicial evaluation, which he launched over the federal government’s investigation into the complaints in opposition to him.
He says the costly case, which he received and which value the taxpayer greater than £600,000, was doomed to failure however that the hope at senior ranges of authorities and the SNP was that police motion in opposition to him would forestall it from ever coming to courtroom.
Mr Salmond states: “The actual value to the Scottish folks runs into many tens of millions of kilos and but nobody in this complete course of has uttered the easy phrases that are vital on events to renew and refresh democratic establishments – ‘I resign’.
“The committee now has the chance to deal with that place.”
Separately, Mr Salmond was acquitted of 13 prices of sexual assault in opposition to 9 girls at a legal trial final yr.
In responding to his newest claims, an SNP spokesperson mentioned: “This is simply extra assertion with no shred of credible proof.
“Several of the ladies have already made clear how totally absurd it’s to counsel they have been half of a conspiracy to carry him down. And but Alex Salmond remains to be making these ridiculous and baseless claims and lashing out in any respect and sundry.
“People who supported him loyally for years and labored tirelessly to get him elected do not deserve these smears. And girls who made complaints about his behaviour – who barely advantage a point out in his conspiracy file – most definitely deserve higher.”