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Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’
Keir Starmer
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Red wall voters see Keir Starmer as ‘Mr Man-on-the-fence’

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7 Apr 2021
‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’
Nick Clegg
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‘Nick Clegg is Facebook’s useful idiot’

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1 Apr 2021
‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond present the White Paper for Scottish independence in 2013
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‘The SNP’s plans promise speculative benefits while ignoring real trade-offs’

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31 Mar 2021
‘Even Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen would blush at Johnson’s new press room’
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‘Even Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen would blush at Johnson’s new press room’

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30 Mar 2021
A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party
Alex Salmond
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A guide to Alex Salmond’s new Alba Party

Former first minister is aiming to bolster pro-independence support in Scottish Parliament
30 Mar 2021
‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’
Keir Starmer
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‘Starmer on the back foot because he lacks the vision to be on the front’

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29 Mar 2021
Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?
Nicola Sturgeon
Behind the scenes

Can Nicola Sturgeon put Salmond case behind her?

Scottish Tories insist she is not ‘free and clear’ but no confidence vote expected to fail
23 Mar 2021

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What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister’s Questions
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What next for Sturgeon after ‘misled parliament’ verdict

First minister facing rising pressure to resign after Holyrood inquiry judgment
19 Mar 2021
MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims
Nicola Sturgeon appears at First Minister's Questions
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MP reveals Salmond whistle-blower claims

Nicola Sturgeon’s government accused of withholding information from Holyrood probe
17 Mar 2021
Notes of Nicola Sturgeon meetings about abuse scandal lost
Deputy First Minister John Swinney arrives in Holyrood with Nicola Sturgeon
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Notes of Nicola Sturgeon meetings about abuse scandal lost

Labour MSP blasts ‘laughable’ claim that minutes were not taken during legal discussions
10 Mar 2021
‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’
Nicola Sturgeon inquiry
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‘Scotland’s political culture is in a dire state’

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4 Mar 2021
Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
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Has Sturgeon dodged a bullet in Salmond war - and what next?

First minister’s eight-hour inquiry appearance produces no ‘smoking gun’
4 Mar 2021
Five things we learned from Sturgeon’s testimony to Salmond inquiry
Nicola Sturgeon gives evidence to a Scottish Parliament committee
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Five things we learned from Sturgeon’s testimony to Salmond inquiry

First minister denies wrongdoing as demands for ‘no confidence’ vote grow
3 Mar 2021
‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
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‘Alex Salmond is entitled to put forward his side of the story’

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25 Feb 2021
Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon
Alex Salmond outside the High Court in Edinburgh shortly before being acquitted of sex charges in March 2020
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Four things we learned from Salmond’s ‘explosive allegations’ against Sturgeon

Former first minister claims in statement to Holyrood inquiry that SNP officials tried to have him imprisoned
23 Feb 2021
SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’
Nicola Sturgeon arrives for First Minster's Questions.
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SNP rulebook change raises ‘serious questions’

Wording altered just weeks after allegations first made against Alex Salmond
22 Feb 2021
Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?
Alex Salmond departs Edinburgh High Court in March 2020
Behind the scenes

Could The Spectator’s Salmond court case bring down Sturgeon?

Pundits believe legal challenge could trigger release of evidence that implicates Scottish first minister
11 Feb 2021
Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?
Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond on the campaign trail in 2015
Today’s big question

Will the Sturgeon-Salmond split sink Scottish independence?

Dispute over sexual harassment allegations could bring down Scotland’s first minister
10 Feb 2021
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
In Brief

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
Tory grandee attacks Cameron for ‘talking up’ the SNP
The Mole
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
In Depth

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
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