Salmond under renewed pressure to ‘reveal all’

THE First Minister, Alex Salmond, is reportedly facing renewed calls to reveal the extent of his relationship with media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, to the Scottish Parliament.

Scottish Parliament opposition leaders, Willie Rennie of the LibDems and Ruth Davidson, of the Scottish Tories, are both quoted in today’s press calling on Salmond to ‘reveal all’, after having successfully avoided saying much because of an upcoming appointment with the Leveson Inquiry on press standards.

It follows House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, reportedly saying that Westminster has to take precendence over the Inquiry when it comes to MPs, such as Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, explaining himself on media matters.

In today’s Scottish Daily Express, Scottish political reporter, Paul Gilbride, quotes both Rennie and Davidson, while The Scotsman quotes just Rennie. And the thrust of their claims is that Salmond’s duty is to the Scottish Parliament ahead of Leveson.