Judges dismiss key Alistair Carmichael defence – Scotland / News / The Courier

A key plank of former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael’s defence against allegations that he lied about leaking a memo smearing SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has been dismissed by judges.

They ruled a law designed to prevent lies about other candidates can encompass a false statement about himself.

Mr Carmichael, who was re-elected Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland in May, is the subject of a court bid to oust him after he denied but then subsequently admitted allowing the leak of a confidential memo in the run-up to the general election

Judges dismiss key Alistair Carmichael defence

Source: Judges dismiss key Alistair Carmichael defence – Scotland / News / The Courier

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