Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond’s arrest is the latest twist in an extraordinary drama

24 January 2019 11:16

This morning Police Scotland announced that a 64 year old man had been arrested and charged with unknown offences. Not…

Alex Salmond: why I have resigned from the SNP

29 August 2018 22:16

I truly love the SNP and the wider independence movement in Scotland. They have been the defining commitment of my…

Alex Salmond denies sexual assault allegations

24 August 2018 9:01

Scots are used to tumult and unpredictability in their politics but this morning they are waking up to something of…

Alex Salmond’s defence of Russia Today is inexcusable

15 March 2018 12:19

On his RT television show this morning, Alex Salmond shrugged-off criticism that, by working for the Russians, he has reduced…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Theresa May says Conservatives will not raise VAT

30 April 2017 16:37

Theresa May – Conservatives will not raise VAT Touring both the BBC and ITV studios today, Theresa May tried her…

Spot the difference: BBC’s varying approaches to IndyRef2

13 April 2017 15:56

Although Nick Robinson claims the BBC no longer has a duty to be balanced over Brexit now the referendum has…

Boris Johnson vs the virtue signallers

22 November 2016 12:42

As the government ‘consider’ inviting Donald Trump for a state visit, the president-elect was top of the agenda at today’s Foreign Office…

Alex Salmond: Scotland should block Brexit

14 September 2016 18:40

Although Alex Salmond is Scotland’s First Minister no more, luckily the public still have a chance to hear the SNP…

Sturgeon takes another tiny step towards Scottish independence

6 September 2016 16:21

It has become one of those journalistic clichés to talk about ‘firing the starting gun’ in politics. There has been some debate…

The SNP has played Scotland’s Catholic Church for a fool

23 August 2016 17:42

In England and other places there can still be surprise when discussion of football in Scotland segues too smoothly into…

Now the SNP are in power their skin seems to have thinned

19 August 2016 14:01

Scotland is a small place. This has many advantages. There is an intimacy to Scottish public life that can, on…

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

Collapse in North Sea revenues destroys the SNP’s economic argument

16 March 2016 15:31

Alex Salmond had planned 24 March 2016 as his independence day and the budget he published during the Scottish independence referendum envisaged…

Watch: John Bercow takes Anna Soubry to task in Commons showdown

30 January 2016 8:00

Last year Alex Salmond told Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself, woman‘ after the pair clashed in the chamber. While it was Salmond who…

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

26 November 2015 12:36

MPs in the Commons are currently debating whether or not to vote in favour of airstrikes in Syria, after the…

In pictures: Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year 2015

5 November 2015 15:53

After a year of surprises across the board from the Tory majority to Labour’s new leader, Westminster’s rebels and insurgents…

David Cameron’s ‘milk and honey’ intervention on the EU could be a mistake

28 October 2015 16:32

David Cameron’s decision to wade into the EU debate by dismissing the Norway option and warning that there is no…

Spain’s hunger for political change may be just what Catalonia needs

27 October 2015 14:54

Some unjustified assumptions inform the Spanish government’s anti-Catalonian rhetoric: that it will be in power long enough to prevent Catalonia leaving Spain; that…

SNP conference 2015, in pictures

16 October 2015 21:36

This year’s SNP conference has proved to be a somewhat tame affair with Nicola Sturgeon playing down talk of a second independence referendum. While…

Unionism’s referendum triumph has proved as bitter as it has been short-lived

18 September 2015 14:06

Nicola Sturgeon got one thing right this morning. A year on from the independence referendum, Scotland’s First Minister allowed that…

Alistair Darling: there’s no ‘silver lining’ to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership

18 September 2015 9:14

Today marks one year since the Scottish independence referendum and many of the key figures are reflecting on how politics…

Is another referendum on Scottish independence actually inevitable?

28 July 2015 10:52

So here we go again. Alex Salmond, popping up on the Andrew Marr show while Nicola Sturgeon is in China,…

Alex Salmond explains how a second Scottish independence referendum will happen

26 July 2015 13:27

He once said that the independence referendum was a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity but Alex Salmond has brushed aside…

‘Tories for Corbyn’ isn’t just a bit of fun. It’s an effective political weapon

22 July 2015 12:00

Is the #ToriesForCorbyn campaign politics at its most infantile? As one of the few conservative commentators willing to defend it…

An independent Scotland could easily have been the next Greece

14 July 2015 10:54

I wonder how many Scots who voted ‘Yes’ in last year’s referendum are watching events unfold in Greece and having…