The Scottish Conservatives have seen enough to know that the government ignored legal advice for months and lost more than £500,000 of taxpayers’ money. We also know that evidence from three credible witnesses confirms that Nicola Sturgeon misled the Scottish parliament with numerous false statements.
The evidence published so far is devastating to the first minister and the government. We will table our motion for a vote of no confidence today as a result.
But we still only have the limited amount of legal advice that ministers were willing to release when John Swinney’s job was on the line.
What has been provided is not enough. It does not respect the two votes of the Scottish Parliament or the requests of the Salmond inquiry committee. It is devastating – but there is more.