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Break-Up [electronic resource] : How Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon Went to War

Clegg, David2021
"Essential reading" – The Spectator "Compelling" – Times Scotland "Timely, important, compelling" – Bella Caledonia "A gripping story of power games and hubris" – The Observer "Reads like a thriller" – Iain Dale "All of this is raw meat to ravenous journalists, and in Break-Up David Clegg and Kieran Andrews go at it with gusto" – Literary Review "A forensic examination of the Salmond saga" – Sunday Times *** Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon's political partnership changed the face of Scotland, bringing the country to within 200,000 votes of independence and holding sway at Holyrood for more than a decade. So how and why has their thirty-year alliance irretrievably broken down? Break-Up tells the inside story of how the once unbreakable unity of the Scottish National Party was ripped apart amid shocking claims of sexual assault. With unrivalled access to both camps and the women who made the allegations, and with rigorously fair-minded reporting, journalists David Clegg and Kieran Andrews go behind the headlines to uncover the truth about this extraordinary episode, in a piece of political history that reads like a thriller. Now fully updated, this is a jaw-dropping tale of inappropriate behaviour in the highest reaches of power, of lies, distrust and alleged conspiracy, with profound implications not only for Salmond and Sturgeon themselves but for Scotland's governing party and the wider independence campaign.
[Place of publication not identified] : Biteback Publishing, 2021
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David Clegg is the editor of The Courier. As political editor of the Daily Record, he revealed that former First Minister Alex Salmond was facing allegations of sexual assault. The story won him Journalist of the Year, Political Journalist of the Year and Scoop of the Year at the 2018 Scottish Press Awards. He was also named Political Journalist of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2017. David is a regular contributor to the Sky News Press Preview and is a sought-after pundit on Scottish politics.
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