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Salmond should step back from cross-party talks on future of press regulation in Scotland

29 Nov 2012

Ruth Davidson MSP

The Scottish Conservatives have called on First Minister Alex Salmond to take a step back from proposed all-party talks on the future of press regulation in Scotland.

Reacting to the publication of today’s Leveson Report, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP said:

“The Leveson Report contains some marked criticisms of the First Minister and his conduct surrounding the BskyB bid and his attempt to curry favour with The Sun newspaper.

“He clearly still has questions to answer.

“In light of these remarks, I think it would be wise for the First Minister to take a step back from the process he announced today and allow another minister to represent the Scottish Government in the proposed cross-party talks.”