Nicola Sturgeon reminded ‘you’re on trial here’ in tense hearing slapdown

Sturgeon told 'you're on trial' by Mitchell at Holyrood inquiry

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The SNP leader has been giving evidence to a Holyrood committee investigating claims there was a “malicious and concerted” attempt to see her predecessor Alex Salmond removed from public life. Nicola Sturgeon strongly denied allegations from Mr Salmond that she repeatedly broke the ministerial code in her handling of the sexual harassment complaints against him and also misled Parliament. Facing a grilling from MSPs on Wednesday, the First Minister was told in blunt terms the seriousness of the claims levelled against her.

Scottish Conservatives Margaret Mitchell was quick to remind the First Minister that she was “on trial” during a tense hearing.

Ms Mitchell said: “Can I remind you, Alex Salmond is a key witness to this inquiry.

“He is not under trial your actions are.

“If you could focus on that, that would be much appreciated.”

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