Scotland's papers: Sturgeon 'smear' claims and Old Firm fan warning

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The Scotsman
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The fallout from the leaked finding of the Alex Salmond committee continues to dominate the Scottish papers. The Scotsman reports comments from Nicola Sturgeon accusing committee members of "baseless assertion, supposition and smear". The paper also reports that the Scottish Conservatives are planning a vote of no confidence in the first minister at Holyrood.
The Scottish Sun
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"Hard to believe" is the Scottish Sun's headline, referring to Ms Sturgeon's account that she only learned of concerns about Alex Salmond's behaviour in November 2017. She is also quoted as saying that there "wasn't a single shred of evidence" to back the conclusion of the Holyrood inquiry.
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The Scottish Daily Express is a bit harsher on the first minister as it leads on the proposed vote of no confidence. "Quit, or we will vote you out" is the headline, reporting the threat from Scottish Conservatives MSP Ruth Davidson.
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The Scottish Daily Mail's top story reads similarly, asking how Nicola Sturgeon can "cling on" and keep her job. Like The Scottish Sun, it reports a fresh leak from the committee which appears to say members found it "hard to believe" she did not know of Mr Salmond's behaviour earlier than she claimed.
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Siding with the first minister, the National calls the leaked verdict "disgraceful and wrong" as it hears from SNP MSPs on the Alex Salmond committee who criticised "politics of desperation" from opposition parties.
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The Daily Telegraph's second top story is the Nicola Sturgeon reaction, but it leads on Europe's stance on the AstraZeneca vaccine. In an interview, Kate Bingham, the ex-chief of the government's vaccine taskforce, accuses French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel of being "completely irresponsible" in "undermining" confidence in the vaccine. Both countries have just resumed their use of the vaccine after suspending it for several days.
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Sunday's Old Firm game is the subject of the Daily Record's splash. "Turn up and you'll be locked up" is its stark warning to fans as police say arrests will be made if fans break lockdown rules to gather. It's after crowds of Rangers fans gathered in title celebrations two weeks ago. The paper also claims dozens of police officers have had to self-isolate due to some testing positive after working in the crowds.
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"Make this a home game" says the Daily Star of Scotland, as it encourages fans to stay at home after the Celtic v Rangers fixture was allowed to go ahead.
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The Herald chooses to lead with an exclusive which says consumers are being put off buying electric cars because of the "confusing" charging network. A new report says it is "not fit for purpose" and could impact targets to reduce emissions.
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The Glasgow Times puts a football story top. but this time it is about racism. Rangers midfielder Glen Kamara tells the paper about his shock at alleged racist abuse he received from a Slavia Prague player.
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A series of poll questions on how the coronavirus lockdown has changed the nation make the lead in the i newspaper. Answers suggest that, despite the damage to mental health, two-thirds of those surveyed feel better prepared to face future crises. The results of the survey also appear to show an upsurge in community spirit and family values, with seven in 10 parents saying that relationships with their children have improved.
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The P&J reports on the announcement on Friday that hospital visiting will be able to resume at the end of April - if Covid levels remain low. Jeane Freeman said that initially one visitor per patient will be allowed.
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A virus outbreak in Dundee makes the front of the Courier, which reports that a number of cases have been linked back to a student party.
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Covid testing is to be expanded to S1-S3 pupils, according to the Evening Express.
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Dundee's weekend Telegraph reports on an attempt to abduct a child and a subsequent warning issued to parents.
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And the Edinburgh News leads with community support for bus drivers in the capital after a week when services were temporarily halted to prevent further attacks on the staff.

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