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There are lessons from Northern Ireland for the SNP’s row over Nick Robinson and the BBC

4 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The row between the BBC’s outgoing political editor Nick Robinson and the former Scotland first minister Alex Salmond  reminds me of experience in  Northern Ireland during the Troubles  where there was a similar lack of fundamental agreement about the political destiny of the country. Nick’s row arose out of questions he put to Alex at more...

Paul Mason comes to Alex Salmond’s defence over BBC bias

With Alex Salmond currently engaged in a war of words with Nick Robinson over the BBC’s ‘disgraceful’ coverage of the Scottish referendum, there is one former Beeb employee he can… Continue reading The post Paul Mason comes to Alex Salmond’s defence over BBC bias appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Scottish First Minister Helps Gay Couple Get Engaged

last weekLGBT / Gay : Out.com

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Scotland last year helped propel the small northern nation to the top of the 2014 Rainbow Europe Index, making it the best place in Europe for LGBT rights. Then-First Minister Alex Salmond and...Show More Summary

Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable?

So here we go again. Alex Salmond, popping up on the Andrew Marr show while Nicola Sturgeon is in China, makes news without saying anything new about the circumstances in… Continue reading The post Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Alex Salmond explains how a second Scottish independence referendum will happen

He once said that the independence referendum was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity but Alex Salmond has brushed aside any illusions that the SNP are not desperately hoping, and… Continue reading The post Alex Salmond explains how a second Scottish independence referendum will happen appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Salmond Says Second Scottish Independence Referendum Inevitable

Former Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond said Sunday that another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom was "inevitable" because of policies pursued by Prime Minister David Cameron's government in London."I thinkShow More Summary

Another Referendum for Scottish Independence 'Inevitable'

former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said that second independence referendum in Scotland is inevitable and the question is the timing.

Tally No: the SNP abandons its principles to tweak the Tories

In 2008 Alex Salmond told Total Politics that: ‘As you know, by choice, SNP MPs have abstained from every vote on English legislation that does not have an immediate Scottish consequence.… Continue reading The post Tally No: the SNP abandons its principles to tweak the Tories appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Anna Soubry and Alex Salmond bury the hatchet

Only last month, Alex Salmond found himself at the centre of a sexism row after he told Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself woman‘ during a Commons debate. The chippy Cabinet… Continue reading The post Anna Soubry and Alex Salmond bury the hatchet appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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

4 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.’ […]

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