Break-Up How Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon Went to War by Keiran Andrews & David Clegg
31 August 2021
Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s political partnership brought Scotland to within 200,000 votes of independence in 2014. Since the referendum, Scottish nationalism has been a movement on the up, but the relationship between the former First Minister and his protégé and successor has broken down.
Break-Up tells the extraordinary story of how a thirty-year-old friendship was shattered after they found themselves on opposing sides of Scotland’s first #MeToo case. The fallout drove a wedge through the once unbreakable unity of the Scottish National Party.
Based on unrivalled access to the Sturgeon and Salmond camps and the women who made the allegations, the book tells of outlandish and inappropriate behaviour, as well as lies, distrust and alleged conspiracy at the heart of government, in a piece of political history that reads like a thriller.
This is a story about friendship and betrayal. It is about power and how it can be used, abused and manipulated to protect those who live in fear of losing it.