Alex Salmond

Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland
Shetland
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Shetlanders push for independence from Scotland

Islands’ council votes in favour of ‘exploring options’ for achieving ‘financial and political self-determination’
11 Sep 2020
Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges
Alex Salmond
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Alex Salmond cleared of all sexual assault charges

Former first minister of Scotland not guilty of 12 charges, with one charge ‘not proven’
23 Mar 2020
General election 2019 latest: manifestos don't stop coming
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General election 2019 latest: manifestos don't stop coming

The Week’s daily round-up of how the election campaign is unfolding
22 Nov 2019
Alex Salmond accused of sexual assaults on ten women
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Alex Salmond accused of sexual assaults on ten women

Scotland’s former first minister is facing a total of 14 charges involving ten women
21 Nov 2019
Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault
Alex Salmond
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Alex Salmond charged with attempted rape and sexual assault

The 64-year-old appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court to face a total of 14 charges
24 Jan 2019
What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism
Alex Salmond
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What Alex Salmond’s downfall means for Scottish nationalism

Resignation of former first minister could harm the SNP and even scupper a second independence referendum
31 Aug 2018
Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims
Alex Salmond
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Alex Salmond resigns from SNP amid misconduct claims

Nicola Sturgeon feels a ‘huge sadness’ following former leader’s resignation
30 Aug 2018

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Tory grandee attacks Cameron for ‘talking up’ the SNP
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Tory grandee attacks Cameron for ‘talking up’ the SNP

It may be ‘helpful’ to see Labour lose seats to the SNP, but ‘it threatens the integrity of our country’
21 Apr 2015
SNP’s big secret: ‘what they really want is a Tory win’
Nicola Sturgeon
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SNP’s big secret: ‘what they really want is a Tory win’

Nicola Sturgeon accused of ‘trash talking’ Ed Miliband because she doesn’t really want a pact with Labour
2 Apr 2015
SALMOND VOW: 'I will block Tory minority rule'
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SALMOND VOW: 'I will block Tory minority rule'

Former SNP leader says the party would come out against the Conservatives in a vote of confidence
25 Mar 2015
Miliband refusal to rule out SNP deal ‘despicable’ says PM
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Miliband refusal to rule out SNP deal ‘despicable’ says PM

While Nicola Sturgeon tells LSE students it’s a chance ‘to keep the Tories out of power’
17 Mar 2015
Labour-SNP pact? Pressure mounts on Miliband to say No
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Labour-SNP pact? Pressure mounts on Miliband to say No

New Tory ‘Spitting Image’ poster picks up on growing fears that Labour could do a deal with the SNP
9 Mar 2015
Labour and Lib Dem bigwigs on the high road to disaster
Columnist Don Brind
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Labour and Lib Dem bigwigs on the high road to disaster

Danny Alexander and Douglas Alexander will be toppled while Alex Salmond gets an easy ride, says new polling
4 Feb 2015
Sturgeon gets tough, paving way for SNP-Labour coalition
The Mole
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Sturgeon gets tough, paving way for SNP-Labour coalition

As David Cameron heads to Scotland to unveil ‘massive transfer of power’, SNP leader has other ideas
22 Jan 2015
Alex Salmond, deputy prime minister: how it could happen
The Mole
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Alex Salmond, deputy prime minister: how it could happen

Scotland’s outgoing First Minister could return to Westminster at the head of a powerful bloc of MPs
3 Nov 2014
Nicola Sturgeon to become Scotland's first minister
Nicola Sturgeon
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Nicola Sturgeon to become Scotland's first minister

Scotland gets its first female first minister after SNP deputy leader replaces Alex Salmond
15 Oct 2014
Surge in SNP support threatens Miliband’s election hopes
The Mole
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Surge in SNP support threatens Miliband’s election hopes

Divide over how to implement The Vow boosts SNP and threatens Labour’s Scottish seats
14 Oct 2014
VOTING AGE: Should 16-year-olds get the vote?
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VOTING AGE: Should 16-year-olds get the vote?

Miliband promises to lower voting age, but opponents say 16-year-olds 'don't have the same stake in society'
25 Sep 2014
Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband are referendum’s big losers
The Mole
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Alex Salmond and Ed Miliband are referendum’s big losers

What hope of Miliband leading Labour to victory in May if he can’t connect with party supporters?
19 Sep 2014
THE NO KIDS: will under-18s scupper independence?
Don Brind
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THE NO KIDS: will under-18s scupper independence?

Surveys, mock elections and anecdotal evidence show most 16 and 17-year-olds are against independence
17 Sep 2014
Scotland on the brink: Darling condemns bullyboy tactics
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Scotland on the brink: Darling condemns bullyboy tactics

No leader accuses Alex Salmond of condoning Yes supporters who have over-stepped the mark
17 Sep 2014
WASHINGTON: Don't go it alone, Scotland!
Charles Laurence
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WASHINGTON: Don't go it alone, Scotland!

Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan is latest to warn Scots: Bank of England will never bail you out
17 Sep 2014
Scots referendum: a final battle between hope and fear
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Scots referendum: a final battle between hope and fear

Politics professor John Curtice charts the changes in public opinion over the campaign’s final weeks
16 Sep 2014
Scottish independence: UK party leaders pledge new powers
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Scottish independence: UK party leaders pledge new powers

Cameron promises he 'won't be here forever' but warns that leaving the UK will be a 'painful divorce'
16 Sep 2014
Scotland decides: is a 'shy' No camp hiding its cards?
Don Brind
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Scotland decides: is a 'shy' No camp hiding its cards?

The No vote is just ahead, says our poll-watcher: but three unknowns could change everything
15 Sep 2014
PANIC OVER? New Scotland poll puts No ahead
Don Brind
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PANIC OVER? New Scotland poll puts No ahead

Survation poll shows a six-point lead for No: has Alex Salmond's Yes campaign peaked too early?
10 Sep 2014
MURDOCH II: Return of 'the Great Meddler'
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MURDOCH II: Return of 'the Great Meddler'

Is Murdoch, attracted by power rather than party politics, set to play king-maker in Scotland?
9 Sep 2014
SCOT PANIC: Will Cameron and Miliband face chop?
The Mole
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SCOT PANIC: Will Cameron and Miliband face chop?

If poll proves correct and Scots go for independence, the next general election could look very different
8 Sep 2014
What happens if Scotland votes for independence?
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What happens if Scotland votes for independence?

In ten days' time, Scotland could vote for independence. Here's what would happen after that momentous decision
8 Sep 2014
DON BRIND: YouGov poll is shocking but is it accurate?
Don Brind
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DON BRIND: YouGov poll is shocking but is it accurate?

Opinion polling for a one-off referendum is tricky: there's no previous record of voters' intentions
8 Sep 2014
THE MOLE: Panic as Scotland prepares to vote
The Mole
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THE MOLE: Panic as Scotland prepares to vote

Panic over looming Yes victory in Scots referendum brings unlikely joint slogan from Tories and Labour
4 Sep 2014
Polls apart: Clacton landslide and a Scottish cliffhanger
Don Brind
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Polls apart: Clacton landslide and a Scottish cliffhanger

Scotland vote heads for gripping finale, says our poll-watcher, while Ukip lead is a horror for PM
2 Sep 2014
Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence
The Mole
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Yes, but… Noisy Salmond fails to guarantee independence

But Alistair Darling will regret being forced to say: 'Of course we could use the pound…'
26 Aug 2014
Salmond v Darling debate: will tax pledge spike Scot's guns?
The Mole
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Salmond v Darling debate: will tax pledge spike Scot's guns?

Don't bank on it: pre-referendum sweetener is unlikely to be enough to give Darling TV victory
5 Aug 2014
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