Why have the Tories been quiet on the Alex Salmond case?

Remember that, in the Daily Torygraph too? It was on 30th October 2017. How many have been sacked?



Or this in June 2018? Two former Tory mayors were convicted of multiple child-sex offences in just 48 hours. One of them was found guilty of raping a young girl, while the other admitted to over 20 counts of child abuse.


Or that one in 2014? Sir Nicholas Fairbairn and former party Scottish chairman Dr Alistair Smith were named as suspects in the historic abuse of underage boys. Labour justice spokesman Graeme Pearson said a public inquiry “cannot afford to leave any stone unturned and it must have the confidence of the victims”. Four years later, any developments?

I could go on and on for the Tories with their trail of slime disappearing back in time.

Labour, in sharp contrast, have been all over the Salmond case. Though somewhat less ‘active’ than the Tories, they’d do well to remember these unresolved matters:


I’ll stop there.


8 thoughts on “Why have the Tories been quiet on the Alex Salmond case?

  1. John September 3, 2018 / 9:05 am

    The difference is that the Unionist Parties have the entire MSM on their side ,the BBC and Scottish press make an initial statement and move on , they don’t pursue it , they don’t demand answers , they don’t investigate . Most recent example is the ” Dark Money ” debacle , the MSM made the customary initial noise then it all went away quietly , with Davidson refusing to talk and going into hiding because Scottish Tory’s were beneficiaries . Same as Labour’s Monica Lennon , she said she had been assaulted by a prominent Labour figure and would not name him , nobody was screaming at her to name him , it just went quietly away , what was she afraid of .

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  2. Alasdair Macdonald September 3, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Undoubtedly, you are right to highlight the hypocrisy of the Labour Party, some Tories and the media in this affair. They are using it for personal vindictive reasons and for narrow, tribal purposes. The fact that this matter is about alleged harassment and the process for investigating this is largely ignored.

    However, we, too, must be wary of obscuring these matters in our responses to those who are exploiting this matter.

    I have no idea what the nature of the complaint is – although the Daily Ranger has given us a ‘version’ – but, it is important that any person, female or male, feels able to report concerns. We also need to ensure that we have an investigatory system in place that protects the rights of all parties, gives us a chance of establishing the facts and provides a range of appropriate remedies. That this matter has been leaked indicates that the process has some flaws.

    Over many years, I and my senior colleagues had to investigate a number of allegations of harassment (only a small number related to sexual harassment.) and doing so is like negotiating a minefield. The investigators, frequently, become the objects of attack by both sides. In many cases, the procedure required us to inform the authority (which could be a service director, councillors or board, etc) that an allegation had been received. There were good reasons for this, not least to be able to access legal advice and support. However, on many occasions in reporting that an allegation had been received, the immediate response was, “WHY WAS THIS ALLOWED TO HAPPEN?”. This immediately implied guilt on the part of the person who had responsibility for receiving and investigating the allegation.

    If the media were informed that a complaint had been received, despite the fact that they knew that such things had to be dealt with in confidence, would demand FULL details and would imply, “SOMETHING IS BEING COVERED UP”.

    It is not just the alleged victim and perpetrator who are affected by such things, those who are charged with investigating are also affected.

    In many cases when the facts have been established and some kind of /resolution/reconciliation is being attempted substantial ego involvement has to be overcome. If the matter has been in the public domain, the ego resistance becomes pretty strong because of fear of losing face.

    More positively, most cases are actually investigated and resolved fairly well.

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    • John September 3, 2018 / 10:17 am

      The thing that Alex wants to know is ,who leaked it , what was their motivation . If it was a civil servant the sack is the only outcome for them as they cannot be trusted with confidential documents . If it was one of the complainants what did they expect to get out of it , and why was Salmond denied any access to identity of complainants by the civil service .
      I don’t blame Alex , ego had nothing to do with it , it stinks to high heaven !.

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  3. William Henderson September 3, 2018 / 9:32 am

    “Why have the Tories been quiet on the Alex Salmond case?”

    Perhaps they think we’re all as daft as they are – and suffering mass amnesia.

    Keep plugging away, John.

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  4. Ludo Thierry September 3, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    The Scottish people are giving their own response to the ever rising tide of keech inflicted on us by the britnat elites and their ‘Scottish’ M$M lackeys (7,000 joining SNP in a 5 day period after the ‘walkout’ from Westminster – WOW!):

    House of Commons Library data shows the SNP membership has just under 125,500 registered members, compared to 124,000 for the Conservatives.

    A House of Commons Library spokesman tweeted: “The latest available data shows that membership of the SNP (August 2018) has surpassed the latest reported figures for the Conservatives (March 2018).”

    SNP business convener Derek Mackay MSP welcomed the figures, which he said were boosted in June by the row over the so-called Brexit “power grab” on devolved governments.

    “Over 7,000 people joined the SNP in just five days in June, propelling us ahead of a waning Tory party which is at risk of imploding completely over Brexit,” he said.

    “People were rightly outraged at Tory plans to remove powers from the Scottish Parliament, and that only 15 minutes were given over at Westminster to debate the impact of the EU Withdrawal Bill on devolution.”

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