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Nicola Sturgeon must say 'as much as you can' over Fergus Ewing bullying claims probe, insists Green minister

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Nicola Sturgeon has been urged to say "as much as you can" over bullying allegations made against her former Cabinet colleague Fergus Ewing.Patrick Harvie, the minister for zero carbon buildings and active travel, said governments had a responsibility to be transparent while also protecting their employees.

The Scottish Greens co-leader told the Record he was confident the Scottish Government would "do its best to strike a balance between respecting its legal obligations and giving transparency where it can." Ewing, an SNP MSP, was reportedly the subject of a bullying complaint by civil servants when he served as the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism.

The allegations - which Ewing denies - were made by three officials and escalated into a formal process in 2020. The probe was completed last year - but the Scottish Government has sparked fury by refusing to comment on the outcome.

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