SHOCK RESIGNATION Scottish Minister Mark McDonald resigns from government

Some hubris, perhaps?

Alex Salmond: ‘Westminster politics decays before our eyes’

Former Scottish first minister says ‘timing has never looked better’ for independence due to the weakness of its opponents

The former leader of the Scottish National party, Alex Salmond, has said Westminster politics is “decaying before our eyes” as he issued a rallying cry to supporters of independence.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/04/alex-salmond-westminster-politics-decays-before-our-eyes

SNP minister Mark McDonald quits over ‘previous actions’

A Scottish government minister has resigned over previous actions which he said were considered “inappropriate”.

Mark McDonald, the SNP MSP for Aberdeen Donside, said he was stepping down from his role as childcare and early years minister.

He apologised and said his attempts to be “humourous” or “friendly” may have led others to become uncomfortable.

He is one of two SNP members currently being investigated by the party over possible misconduct.

It is understood the allegations against him are not criminal in nature. The other complaint being investigated by the SNP does not relate to a parliamentarian.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-41872427

SHOCK RESIGNATION

Scottish Minister Mark McDonald resigns from government amid allegations about private life

The SNP MSP for Aberdeen, Donside, said: “I apologise unreservedly to anyone I have upset or who might have found my behaviour inappropriate”

SCOTTISH childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned over allegations about his private life.

The MSP for Aberdeen Donside apologised “unreservedly to anyone I have upset or who might have found my behaviour inappropriate”.

McDonald said he was standing down as minister as a result.

In a statement, he said: “Some of my previous actions have been considered to be inappropriate – where I have believed myself to have been merely humorous or attempting to be friendly, my behaviour might have made others uncomfortable or led them to question my intentions.

Read on… https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/scottish-news/4843404/scottish-minister-mark-mcdonald-resigns-from-government-amid-allegations-about-private-life/

Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald resigns over ‘inappropriate’ behaviour

Scottish childcare minister Mark McDonald has resigned over allegations about his private life.

The MSP for Aberdeen Donside apologised “unreservedly to anyone I have upset or who might have found my behaviour inappropriate”.

He said he was standing down as minister as a result.

In a statement, he said: “Some of my previous actions have been considered to be inappropriate – where I have believed myself to have been merely humorous or attempting to be friendly, my behaviour might have made others uncomfortable or led them to question my intentions.

Read on… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/04/scottish-childcare-minister-mark-mcdonald-resigns-inappropriate/

Scottish minister resigns over allegations about private life

Mark McDonald MSP stands down as minister, apologising for ‘any inappropriate behaviour’

The Scottish childcare minister, Mark McDonald, has resigned over allegations about his private life.

Read on… https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/04/scottish-minister-resigns-over-allegations-about-private-life

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