Alex Salmond

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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…

Alex Salmond presents David Cameron with the award for 'Parliamentarian of the Year'

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…

President of Catalonia Artur Mas celebrates as the Catalanist coalition 'Junts Pel Si' (Together for the Yes) claim victory in the regional elections held in Catalonia on September 27, 2015 (Photo: Getty)

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…

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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…

Glasgow Prepares For The Independence Vote

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…

Leader of the Better Together campaign, Alistair Darling, gives a press conference at the campaign Headquarters at the Marriott Hotel on September 19, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland

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…

The Annual Cowal Highland Games

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 on the Andrew Marr Show. Photo: BBC.

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…

Jeremy Corbyn Takes The Lead In The Labour Leadership Race

‘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…

Argyll And Southern Highlanders Home Coming Parade

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…

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

13 July 2015 21:42

In 2008 Alex Salmond told Total Politics that: ‘As you know, by choice, SNP MPs have abstained from every vote on…


Anna Soubry and Alex Salmond bury the hatchet following sexism row

6 July 2015 15:30

Only last month, Alex Salmond found himself at the centre of a sexism row after he told Anna Soubry to…

Philip Hammond attends a  joint press conference after a meeting with Polish Foreign Minister in government building in Warsaw, on March 6, 2015.

Civil service neutrality during the EU referendum poses a problem for the Tories

9 June 2015 18:32

The second reading of the EU referendum bill today was dominated by questions about the voting franchise and the neutrality of…

Alex Salmond Retains His Post As First Minister And Creates Scotland's First Majority Government

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

4 June 2015 8:42

Alex Salmond’s reintroduction to Parliament has hit a few bumps in the road this week. He was criticised on Tuesday…

SNP spring conference 2015

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

2 June 2015 13:44

Neither man will much care for the comparison but, more than ever, Alex Salmond is rather like Gordon Brown. Each…

SNP spring conference 2015

Alex Salmond knows all about the art of politics

29 May 2015 14:54

‘The art of politics is not to lie,’ claimed Alex Salmond on last night’s This Week. “The art of politics…

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Alex Salmond insists on Nats dining separately from hacks

28 May 2015 11:34

The Kennington Tandoori is a favourite late-night eatery for MPs of all persuasions. Last night was no exception, with Tom Watson…

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New SNP MPs take drinking advice from Alex Salmond

12 May 2015 10:45

Ahead of the arrival of 56 SNP MPs in Westminster yesterday, Alex Salmond offered his new colleagues some advice in a recent interview. He…

Salmond Miliband Misery2-2

A Labour-SNP alliance will be a political remake of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’

4 May 2015 9:29

On the radio this morning, Ed Miliband spoke as if he could get a Queen’s Speech passed without speaking to…

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Revealed: The reason behind Alex Salmond’s pink champagne order

2 April 2015 12:57

After Alex Salmond was outed as ordering pink champagne in not one but two interviews last week, naysayers were quick…

SNP spring conference 2015

Alex Salmond invades the stage and appeals to the cultish side of the SNP

29 March 2015 17:10

Alex Salmond has been oddly absent from the SNP’s spring conference this weekend. Although the former First Minister’s only official…


Podcast: Cameron’s second coalition dream and the problems of the sharing economy

26 March 2015 9:12

David Cameron is secretly planning for a second coalition, according to the new Spectator. In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Miranda…

" it would look less like partnership and more like a Stephen King novel with Miliband tied to his parliamentary bed by the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act"

Exclusive: Alex Salmond says SNP will back Labour unconditionally

25 March 2015 13:40

“Would you like a glass of pink champagne?” asks Alex Salmond at 3.30pm, sounding very much like a man settling…

Prime Minister David Cameron And Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Meet To Set Out Independence Referendum Deal

Could the Tories do a deal with the SNP? (Yes they could)

23 March 2015 11:50

We have been here before, you know. Seven years ago Alex Salmond looked forward to the prospect of a hung…