Alex Salmond, the former leader of the Scottish National Party, has today been cleared by a jury of all sex-charges against him.
Mark R. Whittet, (LLB, BA) Leader of Scotland’s Independence Referendum Party – the only other major political party committed to Scottish Independence – said:
“This verdict will be a huge relief – but also at the same time – a complete exoneration and vindication of Mr Salmond’s claim that these charges were not merited by the facts or evidence.
“Further, Lesley Evans the chief civil servant at the Scot-Government – who reports to 10 Downing Street – should be sacked for conducting the failed and botched internal inquiry into these allegations.
“And the lawyers at the Crown Prosecution Service and the chief of Police Scotland (Polis Scotland) should also review both their positions and their processes for proceeding with charges based on ‘evidence’ which the jury found to be in-credible and entirely un-reliable.
“Despite the salacious and selective ‘mainstream media’ reports on the trial, only the jury heard the full story – and all the evidence.
“This information was denied to the people of Scotland by the ‘mainstream’ media through biased, partisan and Unionist ‘Scottish’ newspapers.
“And – despite the acres of UK Unionist propaganda published by ‘Scottish’ newspapers, they are all continuing to sink from fatal self-inflicted ideological injuries caused by publishing anti-Scottish propaganda as ‘news’.”