Is Alex Salmond a liar?

23rd October, 2012 3:54 pm

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”

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