Alex Salmond has been oddly absent from the SNP’s spring conference this weekend. Although the former First Minister’s only official positions are as the MSP for Aberdeenshire East and the… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond invades the stage and appeals to the cultish side of the SNP appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Say this for Alex Salmond: he is entirely typical of the movement he once led. The former First Minister’s new book makes much of what you might deem the referendum’s dirk-in-the-back theory.… Continue reading The post Everything Yes voters believe about the Scottish independence referendum is wrong (but that doesn’t matter) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
“Would you like a glass of pink champagne?” asks Alex Salmond at 3.30pm, sounding very much like a man settling down for the afternoon. It’s Monday and Scotland’s former First… Continue reading The post Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP will back Labour unconditionally appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Alex Salmond promises that his party will stop the Conservatives trying to form a minority government.
One of the most notable features of Alex Salmond’s account of the closing stages of last year’s referendum campaign is his hatred of the press and, indeed, the media more… Continue reading The post Scottish nationalism is a faith-based initiative, creating its own reality appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
SNP leader Alex Salmond will never write the budget plan, Labour Party head Ed Miliband hoped on Monday.
We have been here before, you know. Seven years ago Alex Salmond looked forward to the prospect of a hung parliament and spied an opportunity to ‘make Westminster dance to a… Continue reading The post Could the Tories do a deal with the SNP? (Yes they could) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Presumption, as Neil Kinnock will tell you, doesn’t go down well Those of us who are old enough remember the great Labour Sheffield rally before the 1992 General Election which came over in the media as a celebration of the victory that the party presumed was going to happen the following Thursday. It got […]
The Labour Party may be unhappy at the latest attack advert from the Conservatives which show Ed Miliband as being in the pocket of Alex Salmond and the SNP. But Labour is not adverse to playing the man instead of the ball as the party...Show More Summary
One of the more worrying aspects of Alex Salmond’s populist nationalism is the way he portrays the Tories as being the party of the class enemy. But his latest comments on… Continue reading The post If Alex Salmond thinks posh boys are cowards, he should visit Eton’s war memorial appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Wandsworth Prison I had to laugh at Alex Salmond's mocking comments about Labour's pledge to introduce a new law to guarantee that television debates must take place in the run-up to future general elections. Ed Miliband claimed that...Show More Summary
The appeals to Labour to put the Union first and spurn an SNP deal coming from Tory warhorses John Major and Ken Baker sound very statesmanlike. But what do they really mean, with Labour just ahead of the Tories in the forecasts? First, based on all the predictions of main party scores and an SNP more...
Former First Minister Alex Salmond has backed Steerpike’s campaign to overturn the US haggis import ban, gleefully admitting it ‘looks like we might be getting somewhere.’ Welcoming last week’s developments,… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond: Time for American citizens to enjoy haggis appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Guardian reports that Alex Salmond has called for a referendum to abolish the House of Lords which is a great idea if you ask me, because the country was promised a new approach to politics in the wake of the great MPs expenses scandal at Westminster. Show More Summary
The Times has today named Nigel Farage its Briton of the Year, arguing that he has been the most consequential person in the country in 2014. We discussed this at… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond now 6/1 to serve as a minister under Ed Miliband appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The proverbial visitor from Mars would assume that the Scottish Nationalists had won—not lost—September’s referendum. Alex Salmond has given another crowing interview today, you can read mine with him from… Continue reading The post Murphy’s mission appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Anyone surprised by Alex Salmond’s comments in the Independent about SNP MPs possibly voting on English matters if it helped Labour is clearly missing out on the wealth of wisdom… Continue reading The post Why Alex Salmond’s help could hinder Labour appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Here's a very fair minded 'editorial' from The Independent on the possible return of Alex Salmond to his old stomping ground in Westminster. The points that the May 2015 is likely to produce another 'hung' parliament at Westminster and...Show More Summary
Former Scottish first minister Alex Salmond could hold the balance of power after next year's election.
If the good people of East Sussex think I’m as big a danger to the Westminster Parliament as Guy Fawkes, then they’re right. Alex Salmond Scotland’s former First Minister, Alex Salmond is attempting to make a return to the Westminster Parliament in May 2015. Salmond who has always enjoyed the House of Commons, will likely more...