I’m sharing this from rScotland, written by Popcorn.
I’ve seen a lot of confusion recently about how Sturgeon “misled” the Parliament. Here is the Committee’s logic:
- In her written submission to the Committee, Sturgeon wrote that she had “made it clear” to Salmond that she would not intervene in the investigation.
- There is no dispute within the Committee that Sturgeon fully believed she had “made it clear” to Salmond that she wouldn’t intervene.
- However, Salmond left the meeting under the impression that she might intervene.
- Since Salmond misunderstood Sturgeon, she didn’t actually make her position “clear” – even though she fully believed that she had been clear.
Yes, that’s literally it.
It’s nothing more than an overly pedantic interpretation of a common phrase.
If you ever hear a politician tell Parliament “I have made my position clear on this key policy area,” simply find one person – even if like Salmond they’re not an elected representative – who misunderstood that politician, and now that politician has misled Parliament.