Alex Salmond has said it will be “impossible for Alistair Carmichael to survive as an MP” in the wake of the now infamous leaked memo
And the former First Minister has added that he believes new Scottish Secretary David Mundell must have also known about the memo.
In his exclusive column, only available in tomorrow’s P&J, the former First Minister explains why he believes new Scottish Secretary David Mundell must also have been implicated in the in the leaked memo scandal, which Alistair Carmichael took full responsibility for this week.
The former Scottish Secretary apologised for leaking the memo which claimed Nicola Sturgeon wanted David Cameron to win the general election.
The MP for Orkney and Shetland has written to both the first minister and the French ambassador for the “error of judgment which I regret” and although Sturgeon said she accepted his apology for what she branded a “blatant election dirty trick”, she questioned whether he would have won his seat in the election had the voters known the truth about his involvement in the leaking of the memo.
Salmond adds his voice to the argument in tomorrow’s P&J column, stating: “It seems impossible for Alistair Carmichael to survive as an MP from the wrath of his constituents having so narrowly won his seat on a false prospectus.”
For this and the reasons on why Salmond believes Mundell also knew about the leaking of the memo, read Alex Salmond’s full column in tomorrow’s Press and Journal.