NICOLA Sturgeon is battling for her political career today after she was accused of lying to the Scottish Parliament about the Alex Salmond saga.
In a dramatic 24 hours, two SNP insiders gave bombshell evidence saying Ms Sturgeon had misled Holyrood.
While long-secret emails revealed Mr Sturgeon ignored lawyers to pursue Mr Salmond through the courts – racking up a £500,000 taxpayer bill.
The Scottish Tories said the evidence against the embattled SNP boss is “overwhelming” and demanded she quit.
Turning up the heat, they have tabled a no confidence vote in the Scottish leader.
“No First Minister can be allowed to mislead the Scottish people and continue in office, especially when they have tried to cover up the truth and abused the power of their office in the process.
“The weight of the evidence is overwhelming. Nicola Sturgeon must resign.”
Ms Sturgeon and her allies are accused of hounding Mr Salmond out of politics after he was hit by sex harassment allegations.
He was tried and cleared of the charges. Scottish politicians are probing the Scottish government’s botched probe into the saga.
He also said that one of the alleged victim’s names was given to Mr Salmond’s team.
The devastating claims pile pressure on the under-fire Scottish leader ahead of her own showdown appearance before the committee tomorrow.
The bitter row has laid bare the civil war which threatens to tear the once all-powerful Scottish party apart.
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