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A story in the Tory supporting Telegraph newspaper which tries to 'monster' Alex Salmond hardly amounts to news, but I suspect these tactics are going to backfire. Because I think most Scots are fair-minded and reasonable even if there...Show More Summary

Scotland's selfie generation cool on independence

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Young Scots aged 16 and 17 are getting the vote for the first time in Scotland's independence referendum, but the selfie generation looks set to defy expectations by mostly rejecting separation. First Minister Alex Salmond's Scottish...Show More Summary

Scotland claims on national treasure fuel independence row

Debt, North Sea oil and the pound sterling are just some of the economic issues pitting Edinburgh against London ahead of Scotland's independence referendum in one month's time. First Minister Alex Salmond, the nationalist leader, insists...Show More Summary

One month to Scottish independence vote, Yes camp in tough fight

Glasgow (AFP) - With a month to go until Scotland votes on independence from Britain, polls suggest the plan will be defeated, leaving First Minister Alex Salmond and the Yes camp in an uphill battle to secure victory.

'Crimea Option' Could Solve Britain's Nuclear Weapons Problems from an Independent Scotland

A report by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) think-tank has cast doubt on Scottish leader Alex Salmond’s 2020 deadline for a 'nuclear Free Scotland' and suggests a British enclave in Faslane could save the taxpayer up to £3.5 billion. Show More Summary

Salmond is a chancer in the mode of Paterson and Law

by Robert Henderson http://englandcalling.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/alex-salmond-is-a-chancer-in-the-mould-of-paterson-and-law/ Alex Salmond is a chancer in the mould of Paterson and Law Robert Henderson William Paterson was the main mover of the Darien disaster which bankrupted Scotland in the 1690s through a mixture of ignorance, general … Continue reading ?

Scotland will use the pound 'come what may'. When did the SNP move to the Right of Thatcher?

Alex Salmond has finally declared his Plan B for the Scottish currency when the rest of the UK refuses to have a currency union with a newly independent Scotland. Writing in the Sunday Herald, he has declared that "it is Scotland's pound. And we are keeping it, come what may." Specifically, his intention is that [...]

Alex Salmond remains trapped in a currency quagmire with no way out in sight

It has not been a happy few days for supporters of Scottish independence. It remains too soon to say whether – unusually – last week’s debate between Alistair Darling and… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond remains trapped in a currency quagmire with no way out in sight appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Crackpots Talk Sense

Here's an interesting article from Newsnet Scotland on the barrage of media reports which have been brazenly trying to bolster support for the No campaign in the wake of the recent debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling. I've...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond is wrong. Scotland isn’t more ‘socially just’ than the rest of Britain

Alex Salmond’s suggestion that Scotland is more predisposed towards ‘social justice’ than other parts of Britain is absurd, repellent, and embarrassing. Let’s take those points in order. From the Left’s… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond is wrong. Scotland isn’t more ‘socially just’ than the rest of Britain appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Did STV just come out in favour of the Union?

STV were left red faced after the live streaming of the independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling broke down, which meant viewers outside Scotland were unable to watch… Continue reading The post Did STV just come out in favour of the Union? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Unrest in the Little Scotlanders' Camp After Debate Loss?

An independent Scotland cannot be stopped from using sterling even if London refuses a formal currency union, nationalist leader Alex Salmond said on Thursday, just two days after he failed to win a televised debate dominated by theShow More Summary

Kriss Akabusi and friends save the union

Forget Alistair Darling’s debate victory. Forget the lack of Salmond’s currency ‘Plan B’. Forget the tonne of Scottish ink that savaged Salmond in print this morning (see Alex Massie in… Continue reading The post Kriss Akabusi and friends save the union appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Not Very Smart

I don't know what possessed Ian Smart (a well known Labour blogger) to post such a silly comment about about Alex Salmond, especially as everyone agreed to be on their best behaviour during the Commonwealth Games. But he's certainlyShow More Summary

Scotland Debates Independence Before Vote

Six weeks before Scotland votes on whether to break up the United Kingdom, the issue of independence was the subject of a U.S.-style television debate on Tuesday night. Alex Salmond, head of the pro-independence Scottish National Party, lost the debate according to an ICM poll of viewers for The Guardian. Show More Summary

Scottish Independence Debate

UK Labour MP and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling and Scottish First Minister and Scottish National Party MSP Alex Salmond last night debated independence for Scotland as part of the campaign leading up to a referendum on September 18. While the “Yes” camp remains slightly behind in the polls, they have been catching […]

Alex Salmond took a beating last night. And his supporters know it.

How about those twin imposters, triumph and defeat? The reaction to last night’s debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling reveals as much as anything that happened in the debate… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond took a beating last night. And his supporters know it. appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Independence debate: Alex Salmond got found out by Alistair Darling

On the day after the Scottish parliament opening ceremony in July 1999, Alex Salmond faced Labour's Donald Dewar across the chamber in the new parliament's old home at the Church of Scotland's General Assembly Hall. The previous night there had been a party held in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh, to cap a day starring [...]

'I CAN'T': Alex Salmond's Face Betrays The Moment He Finally Realizes The Currency Question Will Sink Scotland's Quest For Independence

Eyes downcast, his brow fallen, Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond consulted his notes as he was battered by questions from an unexpectedly feisty Alistair Darling on what currency the new country would use in a live TV debate...Show More Summary

Little Scotlanders are Gambling on Televised Debates to Boost Polls

Supporters of Scottish independence are hoping leader Alex Salmond's performance in a U.S.-style television debate on Tuesday can boost their campaign, which is lagging in opinion polls with only just over six weeks to go before a referendum.Surveys...Show More Summary

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