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...
The Scotsman newspaper portrays Nicola Sturgeon in the same light as her old boss, Alex Salmond, which is perhaps not surprising given they have worked as a team, so successfully, for the past ten years. But I do think Nicola Sturgeon...Show More Summary
I watched Alex Salmond deliver his resignation speech as Scotland's longest serving First Minister which was broadcast live on TV from the Scottish Parliament. And it wasn't half bad, I have to say, with just enough party politics to...Show More Summary
And so the Age of Nicola dawns. Elected First Minister by the Scottish Parliament yesterday; sworn in this morning. Taking First Minister’s Questions this afternoon. Alex Salmond’s departure was a… Continue reading The post Farewell Alex Salmond, hello Nicola Sturgeon appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Steve Bell, The Guardian's cartoonist, seems to have a bit of a 'tin ear' when it comes to Scottish politics because unless I've misunderstood things Steve in this drawing is mocking Alex Salmond, as Bonnie Prince Charlie. And the role...Show More Summary
Alex Salmond is on his way out. The First Minister gives every impression of enjoying – or at least making the most of – his farewell tour. And why not?… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond’s School of Denial appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Scotland is pushing ahead with green energy, with First Minister Alex Salmond claiming that renewables could provide 100 percent of Scotland's energy by 2025. And last month, Salmond's push for wind farms appears to have borne fruitShow More Summary
For reasons best known to itself the town of Lewes in England decided to burn an effigy of Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, and according to this photo poor old Loch Ness Monster, more commonly known as Nessie, was to go up in...Show More Summary
An effigy of Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is to be burnt in Lewes, England as part of the celebrating of Bonfire Night. The annual event celebrates the day a plot was foiled to blow up King James I by Guy Fawkes and others in 1605. Show More Summary
I was lying in bed on Sunday when the visage of Alex Salmond appeared to me. He was doing one of those tedious Sunday morning political shows, and was using the opportunity to be distinguished from a ray of sunshine … Continued
Alt Text: The Mole Scotland’s outgoing First Minister could return to Westminster at the head of a powerful bloc of MPs Column The Mole Monday, November 3, 2014 - 12:35pm Alex Salmond, the outgoing SNP leader and First Minister of Scotland,...Show More Summary
Even the po-faced Associated Press (video above) couldn’t but describe as ‘toe-curling’ Ed Miliband’s encounter with a homeless hijabi. Pundits agree that Ed appeared ‘terrified’ of the beggar in Manchester. Mr… Continue reading The post Caption Ed Miliband and see Alex Salmond’s face in the Halloween pumpkins appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
Talk to senior Labour figures about the polls that show them losing 30 or more seats in Scotland, and they say two things. The first is that these polls have… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond shows how the SNP will fight Labour in 2015 appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
You could see this as an attack line? “You voted NO – now tell him you mean it”? It’s been reported widely that the outgoing SNP leader and Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, is thinking about seeking a Westminster seat to fight at GE15. This would mean a return to the Commons. The one he’s […]