As somebody already has pointed out, smoke and mirrors.
Firstly as they will be in control of what ‘evidence’ is released to any ‘enquiry’ team; without even saying who this ‘independent team’ will be never mind their legal powers or how they are chosen. It’s a piss poor attempt to show that the SG are squeaky clean and transparent with allegations of wrongdoing against them.
Secondly, as alluded to by ‘The Scotsman’ it’ll give them a chance to have a another bite a Salmond if they are hard/stupid enough (delete as applicable) which means they will.
The only way to have an ‘independent’ enquiry would be to pay to have a Police force or similar from England to provide an enquiry team given Scottish powers for both civil and criminal allegations to investigate anything to do with the shitshow that is Holyrood and the Scottish Executive, I mean ‘Government’.
The Alex Salmond enquiry and SG enquiry thereafter is case in point. There is no way a proper enquiry could be conducted by anyone in Scotland without it being tainted or controlled by the SNP/Scottish Government……..
Nicoliar is obviously still scared of Salmond and the damage he could cause, that much is clear much as I think he’s finished.