Earlier today two of his MSPs quit – now SNP leader Alex Salmond has been caught out over previous statements on Scotland’s potential future membership of the EU.
What Salmond said in March:
When asked by Andrew Neil “Have you sought advice from your own Scottish law officers on this [EU membership] matter?
Alex Salmond said: “We have, yes … You know I can’t release the legal advice of law officers Andrew.”
What the SNP say now:
Speaking in the Scottish Parliament today, Nicola Sturgeon said:
“The Scottish Government has previous cited [legal] opinions … but has not sought specific legal advice [on EU membership].”
Is Alex Salmond a liar? It certainly seems that way…
Update: Scottish Labour are calling today’s events a “Scomnishambles”