30 Aug 2018

Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid sexual misconduct allegations

Scotland Correspondent

He says the allegations are “patently ridiculous”. On Wednesday night the former SNP leader, Alex Salmond proffered his resignation from the party while he awaits an investigation into complaints about his behaviour when he was Scottish First Minister.

The current First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon has expressed her “huge sadness” over his decision. Mr Salmond has attracted criticism for attempting to crowdfund the legal costs to defend his case. Our Scotland Correspondent Ciaran Jenkins is in Edinburgh.