Nicola Sturgeon asked to apologise for police pay response at First Minister’s Questions
The First Minister faced calls to apologise for describing a serving police officer’s comments on pay as “disgraceful”.
Tory MSP Graham Simpson read out an email sent to him by an East Kilbride policeman that bemoaned a 6.5% salary rise, when NHS staff are getting 9%.
Mr Simpson asked the First Minister to respond to the remarks, which included: “Is it that the government know that because police officers cannot strike or take any real industrial action that they are an easy target?”
Ms Sturgeon replied: “Parts of those comments were quite disgraceful. I value all public sector workers, and... read more
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