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Alex Salmond tells Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself, woman’

Alex Salmond’s reintroduction to Parliament has hit a few bumps in the road this week. He was criticised on Tuesday when he appeared to use Charles Kennedy’s death as an… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond tells Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself, woman’ appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Labour politician provokes anger with Charles Kennedy tweet

This afternoon Alex Salmond faced a public backlash after he appeared to use a television appearance to push his own politics, while paying tribute to the late Charles Kennedy. The Scottish Nationalist claimed on air that Kennedy, who… Continue reading The post Labour politician provokes anger with Charles Kennedy tweet appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alex Salmond’s reaction to the death of Charles Kennedy was as revealing as it was contemptible

Neither man will much care for the comparison but, more than ever, Alex Salmond is rather like Gordon Brown. Each struggles to admit their opponents might ever have a point… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond’s reaction to the death of Charles Kennedy was as revealing as it was contemptible appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alex Salmond knows all about the art of politics

‘The art of politics is not to lie,’ claimed Alex Salmond on last night’s This Week. “The art of politics is not to lie” @AlexSalmond tells @afneil about Carmichael comments… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond knows all about the art of politics appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alex Salmond insists on Nats dining separately from hacks

The Kennington Tandoori is a favourite late-night eatery for MPs of all persuasions. Last night was no exception, with Tom Watson spotted planning his bid for deputy leader of Labour over… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond insists on Nats dining separately from hacks appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Getting EVEL through will be a tough fight for the Tories

The next move is with John Bercow A significant moment on this historic day in the commons was a point of order by Alex Salmond about the Tory plans to introduce EVEL (English Votes for English Laws) by changing the House’s standing orders. Salmond argues that this is a major constitutional issue and that the […]

After the IndyRef experience it’s going to be harder not to allow 16/17 year olds to vote in the EU referendum

???? Shadow Foreign Secretary @hilarybennmp says Labour will seek to change EU bill: http://t.co/iYJyvaiOon #wato pic.twitter.com/jfFcQzGRds — The World at One (@BBCWorldatOne) May 25, 2015 When Alex Salmond pushed through his measure to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in last September’s IndyRef in Scotland it was only a matter of time before this […]

New SNP MPs take drinking advice from Alex Salmond

Ahead of the arrival of 56 SNP MPs in Westminster yesterday, Alex Salmond offered his new colleagues some advice in a recent interview. He said: ‘Make your voice heard, represent your constituents, and stay… Continue reading The post New SNP MPs take drinking advice from Alex Salmond appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Scottish composer in ferocious attack on nationalist leader

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

James MacMillan, Scotland’s most successful composer for centuries, spent the last days before the general election campaigning for a Liberal Democrat candidate in the Gordon constituency against the SNP ex-leader Alex Salmond. He called the SNP ‘a divisive force’ and said ‘the arrogance and bullying of nationalism has come from the very person of Alex Salmond.’ […]

Behind the scenes with Alex Salmond, the man who would break up the United Kingdom

A bitter March wind is whistling off the Clyde, hurrying the last few commuters onto their trains at Glasgow Central Station, but a floor above, in the golden ballroom of the Grand Central Hotel, the man who would tear the United Kingdom...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond launched a bizarre attack on an independent think tank

Alex Salmond, former SNP leader and current parliamentary candidate for the party, savaged the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) in an article written for Scottish newspaper The National. Salmond accuses the think tank of making "elementary mistakes" in its analysis of SNP economic policy and failing to "get their sums right". Show More Summary

Alex Salmond: Noising up politics all over the UK

Former SNP leader is pressing his case for a sovereign Scotland in the beating heart of Britain - London Westminster.

Scottish Government's Position on Fracking Remains Unclear

The Scottish Government have been accused of kicking the issue of fracking into the long grass. Alex Salmond said recently: “I think fracking has a long way to go before it convinces populations across the country. Fracking in a heavily...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond: I’m writing the Labour party budget!

Ed Miliband might not like to talk about an SNP-Labour coalition but the SNP aren’t so shy. In fact, they seem to be revelling in the Tory message of ‘Vote… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond: I’m writing the Labour party budget! appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Attack Adverts (13/03/15)

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

Mighty Mouse! (05/04/15)

The Times cartoonist Peter Brookes was fond of portraying Alex Salmond as Mickey Mouse in his time as Scotland's First Minister. But I think Nicola Sturgeon will secretly love this latest 'Minnie Moose' effort because while it's vaguely insulting the cartoon is also funny and shows her coming out on top. And coming out on top in politics, being a winner, counts for everything.

Notes on Nicola Sturgeon

Alex who? I always thought the Tories 'Vote Labour, Get Salmond' schtick was as weak as it was pitiful. It's all very well photo shopping an Ed Milli-band in the former first minister's oversized coat pocket, but when far fewer people south of the border know him and he's no longer calling the shots. Show More Summary

Mighty Mouse!

The Times cartoonist Peter Brookes was fond of portraying Alex Salmond as Mickey Mouse in his time as Scotland's First Minister. But I think Nicola Sturgeon will secretly love this latest 'Minnie Moose' effort because while it's vaguely insulting the cartoon is also funny and shows her coming out on top. And coming out on top in politics, being a winner, counts for everything.

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