Tagged with "Alex Salmond"
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    Uncrowned King Alex Salmond-Napoleon remembers

    There has been a strange alliance between Alex Salmond and Rupert Murdoch. Salmond the supreme egotist lets rip (about himself as much as Scotland) in his tragicomic, melodramatic account of the failed independence referendum campaign

    by Tom Gallagher - 25 March 2015
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    Sick of Scottish whingers

    The English are pig-sick of the whining, whinging Caledonian oat-crunchers, with their never-ending catalogue of grievances, constantly complaining about how badly they are treated by the Sassenachs and at the same time stuffing their sporrans with English money

    by Robin Mitchinson - 17 December 2014
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    Alex Salmond and the end of English democracy

    The SNP are, in many ways, Michael Foot’s old Labour Party of 1983. They're hard Left. One big difference is that the electoral predictions for 2015 mean they could wreak havoc at Westminster, putting Labour in power in return for Salmond's destructive conditions

    by Vincent Cooper - 12 December 2014
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    Salmond “wins” the debate to keep Scotland dependent

    Weirdly, Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond comes over as a tired old politician seeking to reassure many voters who are alarmed by change that “independence” would not change much, and would certainly not mean independence in many important respects

    by John Redwood MP - 28 August 2014
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    As referendum nears, scoundrel time in Scotland

    With just a few weeks to go, Alex Salmond, head of the Scottish independence movement, and wanna-be, 'Braveheart', has shown himself to be the rabble-rousing, vacant-minded populist that he is. As for the BBC...

    by Tom Gallagher - 26 August 2014
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    Scotland’s man of destiny fluffs his big night

    In the debate, Salmond tried but did not succeed in dismissing some of the practical obstacles which troubled doubters who might otherwise sign up for an independent Scotland. In other words, he blew it

    by Tom Gallagher -  6 August 2014
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    Independence will do nothing for Scots

    The claimed benefits are doubtful and the risks for all Britons are considerable. Only a fool would vote for Salmond's wild adventure

    by Nigel Biggar -  7 May 2014
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    The English North is love bombed by Salmond

    It is a simple truth that Alex Salmond has nothing to offer the English North, despite his best proclamations

    by Tom Gallagher - 25 April 2014
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    Richard Hoggart: A public intellectual for progress

    It is easy to pigeon-hole Richard Hoggart as an avant-garde radical eager to tear down the fabric of conventional society. But Hoggart was deeply opposed to the levelling creed of cultural relativism and had more about him than might appear

    by Tom Gallagher - 14 April 2014
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    Scotland’s Big Brother State just got bigger

    The SNP desires a politically obedient business sector that will see itself as a cog in a state-driven economy. That could only be bad for an independent Scotland

    by Tom Gallagher -  8 April 2014
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    The madness of the Scottish nationalists

    As a general rule if it is starting to seem as though everyone around you is mad, that is usually a sign there's something wrong with you, not them. Such is the situation with the Scottish nationalists

    by the commentator - 17 February 2014
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    Alex Salmond's attempt to Balkanise Britain

    The SNP has run away from serious argument. Prof. Tom Gallagher gives a Glasgow kiss to Alex Salmond's pathetic attempts to Balkanise Britain, without even engaging the Scottish people, who would suffer the most

    by Tom Gallagher - 14 February 2014
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    Hard bargaining for Scotland if it opts for independence

    Warning Scotland not to opt to be part of the pound is right for Scotland, should it choose independence, as well as for the rest of the UK. What part of the sorry experiences of Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Italy has Mr Salmond not understood?

    by John Redwood MP - 13 February 2014
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    Floods that endanger the Union?

    Climate, natural disaster and the way leaders respond to them can have enormous political ramifications. If Cameron is seen to mess up over the floods, you can bet your wellington boots that Scottish nationalists will be ready to pounce

    by Tom Gallagher - 12 February 2014
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    Disorientated Scots confused on independence

    Though a "No" vote still looks highly likely, the polls show preferences for independence are all over the place, partly because a docile Scottish media is scared of getting on the wrong side of the SNP by telling the truth

    by Tom Gallagher - 27 January 2014