It seems that Nicola Sturgeon is refusing to say much how longer the sleaze probe into one of her former ministers will last. Apparently there is an SNP ‘investigation’ into sleazy SNP MSP Mark McDonald who had to resign in disgrace as a minister.
One has to wonder how an investigation can take two months and still not produce a result.
Nicola Sturgeon is saying that the investigation would “take as long as it takes”, so, what about the alleged female victims, apparently the women who complained about him can just wait for answers.
“It will take as long as it takes. I’m not going to put artificial timescales on things. It’s important that things are looked into properly, extensively, due process is followed, and when an investigation concludes then the outcome of that investigation will be made known. This is the right way to go about these things.”
Doesn’t sound too hopeful for the women, more for Mark McDonald who must be desperate to hang onto his seat, also, I wonder if Nicola Sturgeon wants to keep McDonald in the fold so as not to have Alex Salmond possibly back at Holyrood in the event of a by-election.
Usually in matters relating to sleazy sex stories, the party who has the rat faces a rather uphill to retain the seat.
The SNP as pundits know is administered by Sturgeon’s husband, party chief executive Peter Murrell, my experience of him is that he isn’t interested in investigating complaints and neither are the other staff. If the women victims aren’t high profile SNP Cult members then they can expect no help, in the case of Bill Walker, because of the Sturgeon connection, the SNP had to disown him to protect Sturgeon.
SNP MSP Mark McDonald has been absent from Holyrood since he quit as childcare minister on November 4, I suspect that this means he has more hiding to do because of the type of “inappropriate” behaviour. Having been caught out like a rat in a spotlight, McDonald tried to downplay the scandal as misguided attempts at humour.
In a show of bravado, he even suggested he might return as a minister in the future but let’s be serious, he is cooked, and Sturgeon trying to hold onto him as an MSP is a big mistake, there comes a time when you have to cut deadwood adrift.
The full extent of Nicola Sturgeon’s contempt for this situation was summed up as she said about McDonald:
“He's a good MSP and he will continue to be so.”
Nicola Sturgeon gets a lot wrong; SNP MSP Mark McDonald is a political liability who threatens the fake narrative that the SNP crafted that they support women. McDonald admitted his action had caused “considerable distress and upset” but after November 16, further allegations against him popped up, that led the SNP to finally removed the party whip followed by suspension from the party which makes McDonald technically an independent MSP for the Aberdeen Donside constituency.
The SNP don’t want a by-election because although they have a huge margin compared to the other two possible contenders, the stench of having to fight a by-election where the allegations of McDonald are at the fore doesn’t really appeal, even if they get the win. Mind you if Alex Salmond stands, this might impact the 17,339 votes to such a degree that a short term win could lead to a long term loss down the line.
It rather looks like the SNP want to bury this investigation or produce a result that says they don’t have enough evidence to proceed in order to get Mark McDonald and Nicola Sturgeon off the hook. So far, the investigation has produced nothing for the female victims, it remains to be seen if they can get justice.
Anyone up for a by-election in the Donside, lovely area, just the place for strolling about talking to the natives!
Finally, when it comes to sexual matters, the SNP senior elected representatives don’t have an impressive track record, we have seen wife beating, adulterers and people with failed marriages make it through the ranks as candidates to become elected representatives, hardly Stronger for
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