Resign Sturgeon! Billboards appear across Scotland demanding SNP leader quit
The SNP leader is under intense scrutiny as a Scottish parliament committee investigates her government’s handling of sexual harassment complaints against her predecessor Alex Salmond. Critics have suggested Ms Sturgeon may have mislead parliament about what she knew about the allegations.
If proven this would constitute a breach of the ministerial code and the SNP chief would face pressure to resign.
Billboards reading ‘#ResignSturgeon’ have been put up in Scotland’s three biggest cities.
Also on Friday an aerial banner with the same wording was flown over Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The billboards were produced by anti-SNP groups The Majority and Scotland Matters.
Speaking to The Telegraph Alan Sutherland, a Scotland Matters representative, said: “We call on the First Minister to do the right thing for Scotland: resign and let us focus on recovery from the pandemic.
“She has done great damage to our country and Parliament’s reputation, here and abroad, by conducting an undignified, very public dispute with her former SNP colleague, while preventing the Salmond enquiry from seeing evidence that is crucial to a proper investigation.”
The Majority, a new group launched in June last year, claims to speak for Scotland’s “anti-Nationalist majority”.
In a statement posted on Friday it said: “Today, The Majority, with the support of Scotland Matters, UK Union Voice and over 250 donors who contributed to a crowdfunding campaign, launches the #ResignSturgeon campaign, the first in a series of campaigns leading up to the Scottish Elections on May 6.