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Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article for this paper warning that Scotland’s independence referendum would be… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Scotland decides: 17 days left – Team Salmond believe the polls are wrong

Far more people are planning to vote Yes than the polls show. That, in a nutshell, is what Alex Salmond's camp believe. And the thinking behind that belief is one of the most important hypotheticals underpinning this campaign. Will enough new voters turn out for Yes to swing it their way? Over the last 10 [...]

Scottish nationalist leader dismisses claim of sinister campaign tactics

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By William James LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Scotland's pro-independence campaign Alex Salmond on Sunday dismissed an accusation that grassroots supporters had used "organized street mobbery" to try to silence a series of street debates hosted by an opposition lawmaker. Show More Summary

Your Guide to the Scottish Independence Debate

On September 18th, the votes of the Scottish people will decide whether Scotland will become an independent country. Here's what you need to know about the historic referendum. Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond leads the separatist movement, represented by Yes Scotland. Show More Summary

Shaking the Tree

I enjoyed this article in The Guardian by Suzanne Moore which was written ahead of the latest televised independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. And Suzanne's right if you ask me, because democracy in the UK needs...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

Image courtesy of goforchris John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt. Let me repeat that again: the man who is currently in charge of...Show More Summary

Scottish separatist wins TV debate ahead of referendum

``Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond on Monday (25 August) was seen as the winner of a final TV debate before a referendum which could lead to the creation of a new EU member state. ''


Here's a Steve Bell cartoon from The Guardian which suggests that the newspapers which represent the political establishment in the UK are operating in tandem to 'monster' the Yes campaign and the SNP leader, Alex Salmond. Now anyone...Show More Summary

Time to put the ice bucket challenge on ice?

It was a bit depressing to see Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, and Alistair Darling take the popular "ice bucket challenge." If I thought they were doing it due to a genuine awareness and concern about ALS--well, I still would...

Salmond finally works out how to wind up Darling

One of the many blows landed by Alex Salmond during last night’s debate centred on Alistair Darling’s criticism of the Office of Budget Responsibility, set up in 2010 by George Osborne… Continue reading The post Salmond finally works out how to wind up Darling appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Scotland’s Independence Movement Gets a Boost From the Final TV Debate

A strong debate performance by Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond lifts spirits in the Yes camp but may not sway doubters

Not Tonight, Darling

Well that was a gubbing. No doubt about it. Alex Salmond won last night’s debate against Alistair Darling just as thoroughly as he’d lost their first encounter. Sure, some Unionists… Continue reading The post Not Tonight, Darling appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Scottish independence: don't believe Alex Salmond's Nationalist campaign is dead until you see the corpse

The best bit in any action or horror film is the moment when the monstrous villain, supposedly slain, suddenly lurches back into life and takes one last desperate, murderous lunge at the heroes, possibly even taking a few of them down with him into the abyss before finally dying for good. Of course, you know [...]

Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence

Credits: Getty Images Alt Text: Alex Salmond But Alistair Darling will regret being forced to say: 'Of course we could use the pound…' Column The Mole Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:48am Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond may have won...Show More Summary

Salmond and Darling’s Jeremy Kyle debate reinvigorates campaign

Both camps in the Scottish independence debate have now has their shock: Alex Salmond was shaken to be beaten by Alistair Darling in the first debate, while a confident Darling… Continue reading The post Salmond and Darling’s Jeremy Kyle debate reinvigorates campaign appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

The #indyref essential count guide.

The last major debate happened between Alex Salmond and Alastair Darling last night and commentators where flying with debates about who won (yes, some poor buggars thought Darling did win). Yet, very few people seem to know just what exactly the process for the count will be and providing the public service that we do more...

Scotland is voting on independence in 3 weeks, and this debate may have tipped the scales

On Sept. 18, voters in Scotland go to the polls to decide if they will secede from the United Kingdom and become an independent nation. Monday night was the second debate between pro-independence leader Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland, and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alastair Darling, who heads a pro-unity party. Show More Summary

Scotland's pro-independence leader steamrolls final TV debate before vote

By Alistair Smout GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond easily won a final TV debate on Monday night just over three weeks before a breakaway referendum, but it wasn't clear if this would help him catch up in the polls. Show More Summary

Played a Blinder

The first Alex Salmond v Alistair Darling independence debate was a mixed bag, but my immediate reaction after last night's 'Round Two' is that Scotland's First Minister won all the key arguments hands down. Despite a better than expected...Show More Summary

Juvenile and Partisan

Anyone who watched last night's independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling would find this Morten Morland cartoon from The Times completely ridiculous. Not just because it's juvenile and partisan, but because it deliberately misrepresents what was an important event in Scottish public life.

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