Scots at war

The COVID Diaries – 298 24th February

Until recently the Scottish National Party looked set to win a significant victory in the elections for the Scottish Parliament this coming May.

But the mood is changing . A civil war appears to have broken out between leader Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor and mentor Alex Salmond.

The argument centres on serious allegations made against Salmond about sexual assault while he was First Minister of Scotland. A court case failed to find him guilty, but the battle goes on.

Salmond is now making serious allegations against Sturgeon and other senior SNP figures, claiming there is a plot to remove him from public life and even put him in prison.

Whatever the outcome, it looks as though the SNP are shooting themselves in the foot just as support for independence has been moving in their favour.