Alex Salmond

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through the Constitutional Crisis

12 September 2014 15:22

We all know the referendum is a big deal, but what can we actually say? None of us has much…

The young (and the English) have restored Scotland’s ‘no’ lead

12 September 2014 10:04

No unionist should breathe easily after last night’s YouGov poll putting the ‘no’ team on a six-point lead. The race remains…

Alex Salmond’s persecution complex

11 September 2014 14:48

Alex Salmond gave a very good speech earlier today about why Scots should vote for independence. It was full of…

Podcast: Stay with us, Scotland!

11 September 2014 10:34

With only seven days to go until the referendum, urgent action is needed to help save the Union. In this…

Devolution has given power to politicians, not people. Independence won’t change that

9 September 2014 12:09

Gordon Brown has spoken, and the unionist parties are in agreement: if there’s a ‘no’ vote then more powers will…

Spectator podcast special: Scotland’s shock poll

7 September 2014 13:39

Would you bet on Scotland staying in the union? Isabel Hardman asks Hamish Macdonell, my former Scotsman colleague, in a…

The irresponsibility of Andy Burnham

6 September 2014 12:03

Nothing matters more in British politics right now than keeping the country together. The polls in Scotland show that no…

Cameron and Salmond: We shall not be moved

5 September 2014 12:21

In the past two days, both David Cameron and Alex Salmond have denied that they will step down if their…

Alex Salmond is within sight of his promised land: Scottish independence is more than just a dream.

2 September 2014 14:03

I don’t want to appear too immodest but, you know, I told you so. Back in February I wrote an article…

Salmond finally works out how to wind up Darling

26 August 2014 18:20

One of the many blows landed by Alex Salmond during last night’s debate centred on Alistair Darling’s criticism of the Office…

Not Tonight, Darling

26 August 2014 12:59

Well that was a gubbing. No doubt about it. Alex Salmond won last night’s debate against Alistair Darling just as…

Salmond and Darling’s Jeremy Kyle debate reinvigorates campaign

26 August 2014 8:58

Both camps in the Scottish independence debate have now has their shock: Alex Salmond was shaken to be beaten by…

View from 22 podcast special: Scottish independence debate round two

26 August 2014 0:24

In this View from 22 podcast special, Alex Massie, Isabel Hardman and Fraser Nelson analyse this evening’s going on in Glasgow, as…

Salmond vs Darling: round two – live

25 August 2014 20:22

Welcome to tonight’s liveblog of the BBC debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.…

Alex Salmond vs Alistair Darling, the Rematch

25 August 2014 15:10

Like Paradise Lost, no-one – not even humble freelance hacks – ever wished the Scottish independence referendum campaign longer. We are,…

English voters send a message to Scotland: we can’t go on living like this

20 August 2014 11:07

Way back in the olden days, Scottish Labour won the 1999 elections to the Scottish parliament, at least in part,…

After Scotland, whither Britain? Divorce is a costly business.

14 August 2014 17:48

If, like me, you missed Andrew Neil’s BBC programme exploring What the Hell Happens to the United Kingdom if Scotland Votes…

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

11 August 2014 16:45

It has not been a happy few days for supporters of Scottish independence. It remains too soon to say whether…

Did STV just come out in favour of the Union?

8 August 2014 18:20

STV were left red faced after the live streaming of the independence debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling broke…

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

6 August 2014 11:36

How about those twin imposters, triumph and defeat disaster? The reaction to last night’s debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair…