Friday, November 16, 2007

Salmond 'lied to Scots over tax freeze'

By Kate Devlin, Scottish Political Correspondent Last Updated: 2:37am GMT 16/11/2007

Wendy Alexander counters Mr Salmond’s claims in Holyrood yesterday
Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland, was accused of lying to the Scottish Parliament last night as his announcement of a freeze in council tax until 2011 appeared to unravel.
Labour took the unprecedented step of reporting Mr Salmond to Sir John Elvidge, the Scottish Executive's Permanent Secretary, after the leader of the Scottish National Party [SNP] insisted his government was delivering policies that his own ministers have said they will scrap.

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