Angus Robertson has been referred to the standards commissioner for “lying” to constituents about Scotland’s offshore wind capacity.
The SNP was accused this week of a “sleight of hand” after it was revealed that ministers had written to a Holyrood committee and finally admitted overstating the country’s renewable energy resources.
For more than 15 years, SNP politicians claimed that Scotland had 25 per cent of Europe’s offshore wind capacity, but in his submission to parliament Neil Gray, the energy minister, conceded that Scotland had only “about 10 per cent” of projected EU resources.
But critics say this figure, too, is “rubbish”, with the real percentage about 6.8 per cent.
Sam Taylor, of the pro-British campaign group These Islands, has raised a complaint with the Ethical Standard Commissioner against the Robertson, the constitution secretary, accusing him of giving him false information regarding the nation’s offshore wind potential.
In a letter to the commissioner, Taylor claims the MSP deliberately misled constituents in claiming that Scotland had 25 per cent of Europe’s offshore wind potential.  Read more:

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