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Oil! Black Gold! Scottish Tea!

You cannot build socialism on a giant pool of hydrocarbons, Scotland edition: If an independence referendum ends in a vote to leave, subsequent negotiations can take some time – so Alex Salmond was keen to make sure that, in Scotland’s case, talks would not drag on too long. He set March 24 2016 as Scotland’s […]

Do As I Say........(22/01/16)

Alex Salmond, Scotland's former First Minister, continues his strange transition from a once serious and respected figure into a new breed of 'celebrity politician' who play by their own rules. Having criticised other politicians and...Show More Summary

Do As I Say........

Alex Salmond, Scotland's former First Minister, continues his strange transition from a once serious and respected figure into a new breed of 'celebrity politician' who play by their own rules. Having criticised other politicians and...Show More Summary

Donald Trump blasts former Scottish leader as war of words grows

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hit out at former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Thursday, calling him “an embarrassment” as he defended his ownership of a prestigious Scottish golf course. The attack is the latest in a feud between the pair, stemming from...

Major Tom to Ground Control

I came across this post from 'Angry Salmond' while reading my Twitter feed yesterday, Angry Salmond being an irreverent, pro-nationalist 'doppelganger' for Scotland's former First Minister (Alex Salmond) who has a big following on social media. Show More Summary

Donald Trump vs Alex Salmond: it’s a shame they can’t both lose

Let it be understood that, in the realms of pressmen everywhere, the sight of two blowhards hammering away at one… The post Donald Trump vs Alex Salmond: it’s a shame they can’t both lose appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Tony Blair 'Should Face Questions' Over Guantanamo Detainee Torture

Ex-UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Home and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw must disclose what they knew about former Guantanamo Bay detainee Shaker Aamer's alleged torture, former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said.

Boorish Behaviour

I generally admired Alex Salmond while he was SNP leader and Scotland's First Minister, but ever since he stood down from these positions to become just another backbench MP/MSP I think Mr Salmond has rather lost his touch. No more so...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond had a bizarre reason for not attending the Syria debate

The House of Commons was packed on Thursday as MPs crowded into the chamber to hear Prime Minister David Cameron outline his plans to bomb Syria. There was, however, one notable absence — Alex Salmond. Instead of taking part in the debate,...Show More Summary

Alex Salmond misses the Syria debate (but finds time to unveil his portrait)

MPs in the Commons are currently debating whether or not to vote in favour of airstrikes in Syria, after the… The post Alex Salmond misses the Syria debate (but finds time to unveil his portrait) appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Over the Top

I'm as amazed as the next guy that public inquires can take so long, often years, to complete their investigations and publish their reports. But I thought Alex Salmond had a bit of a cheek in castigating the Chilcott Inquiry over its seven-year (by the time it is published) in the Iraq War. Show More Summary

Nicola Sturgeon taunts ‘divided’ Labour party

Remember those Tory posters that put a tiny Ed Miliband in Alex Salmond’s coat pocket? Well, it’s only five months… The post Nicola Sturgeon taunts ‘divided’ Labour party appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Klingons on the Starboard Bow

I've written a few posts recently in which I suggested that Alex Salmond, Scotland's former first minister, seems to have become prone to silly gaffes and missteps. And here's another example of trying to pass himself off as Captain James T. Show More Summary

Skids Under Salmond (23/09/15)

Hot on the heels of Alex Salmond's bizarre admission that he prefers people of faith, Scotland's former First Minister announces that he is set to appear on Russia Today (RT) to plug his new book on Scotland's independence referendum.Russia...Show More Summary

Shatner Twits Salmond

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

William Shatner responded to Alex Salmond using the name James T. Kirk recently when traveling. The former First Minister of Scotland was...

A Scottish politician attempted to board a flight as Captain Kirk

LONDON — There's a lesson here: no matter how much you love Star Trek, it's probably best not to use the name James T. Kirk when attempting to board a flight. Particularly if your name is actually Alex Salmond, and you happen to be a...Show More Summary

Salmond: Not Kirk

4 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

The former First Minister of Scotland ran into a problem when he tried to travel using the names James T. Kirk. Alex...

MSP censured over Salmond complaint

Labour MSP James Kelly censured over Alex Salmond complaint 1 October 2015 From the section Scotland politics Image caption The committee said Mr Kelly had acknowledged that he breached the code of cunduct Labour MSP James Kelly has been censured for breaching Holyrood’s Code of Conduct when he told the press he had made a […]

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,… The post Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

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