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JACK McConnell was cleared of any wrongdoing yesterday following his controversial New Year holiday with Kirsty Wark at the Newsnight presenter's Majorcan villa.
FIRST Minister Jack McConnell was today officially cleared of breaching parliamentary rules over his holiday at Kirsty Wark's villa in Majorca.
BBC presenter Kirsty Wark paid herself £200,000 as a director of the independent TV company she part-owns with her husband in the same financial year the firm made a loss of more than £1 million, it has emerged.
FIRST Minister Jack McConnell was today set to be cleared of any wrongdoing over his holiday at Kirsty Wark's Majorcan villa.
ANNE Mackenzie, the Newsnight Scotland presenter, will host BBC Scotland’s election night coverage. She will replace Kirsty Wark, who has anchored the programme in the past.
KIRSTY Wark will not be anchoring BBC Scotland’s election night coverage following the row over her friendship with Jack McConnell, it emerged yesterday.
KIRSTY Wark has been axed as anchor of BBC Scotland’s general election coverage following her controversial Spanish holiday with First Minister Jack McConnell.
KIRSTY Wark’s controversial documentary on the building of the Scottish parliament has been threatened with legal action in an attempt to stop it being screened before the UK general election.
TV presenter Kirsty Wark was today facing the prospect of an inquiry into her company’s controversial documentary about the £431 million Holyrood parliament building.
JACK McConnell’s attempts to draw a line under the controversy of his holiday with Kirsty Wark failed yesterday when it emerged that he will face an investigation by Scotland’s standards watchdog.
PRESSURE on Jack McConnell over his holiday with Kirsty Wark intensified yesterday as Holyrood’s standards committee published proposals to tighten the rules on MSPs declaring interests.
I WONDER what Kirsty Wark really thinks of her most recent house guests, the McConnells. They may have all been friends for years, but even your oldest friends can end up disappointing you when, after enjoying your hospitality, they tell the whole world that it didn’t amount to much.
JACK McConnell is today expected to be forced to explain to MSPs why he failed to register his New Year holiday with Kirsty Wark. The First Minister will be pressurised into giving answers despite his insistence that he always wanted to be seen to be as open and transparent with his affairs as possible.
THE ill-natured spat between Jack McConnell and Lord Fraser, who led the Holyrood Inquiry, escalated yesterday when the Tory peer told the First Minister he should not have gone on holiday with Kirsty Wark.
THE row over Jack McConnell’s New Year holiday with Kirsty Wark intensified yesterday when opposition politicians demanded to know why the First Minister had failed to mention his links with the television presenter when answering parliamentary questions about her production company.
KIRSTY Wark’s production company was awarded an £80,000 contract by the Scottish Executive in the same month that Jack McConnell and Wark first went on holiday together, it emerged last night.
JACK McConnell was thrown back on the defensive in the Kirsty Wark holiday row last night after a survey by The Scotsman cast doubt on his claims over the true cost of the New Year break.