‘The art of politics is not to lie,’ claimed Alex Salmond on last night’s This Week.
— BBC This Week (@bbcthisweek) May 29, 2015
A noble sentiment for sure, but Mr S feels it’s his duty to remind readers of a story that broke in October 2013. The Telegraph reported that ‘Alex Salmond spent almost £20,000 of taxpayers’ money to keep secret legal advice about an independent Scotland’s EU status that never even existed’. Although Salmond suggested in a television interview that he had received advice from Scottish Government law officers on the matter, it later transpired that ‘no specific legal advice’ existed.
Shall we just leave it at that?