Nicola sturgeon has led the snp for less than three years, but is already leading them into a fourth election. Alex salmond trial a bump in the road for scottish independence movement politics call for top civil servant to quit as fallout continues from alex salmond trial politics. Near the top of the list is the prime minister, who is criticised for. Former sputnik editor arrested after probe into menacing. Explore books by alex salmond with our selection at. We and our partners use your information collected through cookies and similar technologies to improve your experience on our site, analyse how you use it. Alex salmond s account of last years scottish referendum was described on friday as the longest exercise in literary masturbation since politics began. Its a tattoo of the former scottish first minister. Nicola sturgeon, leader of the scottish national party and first minister of scotland. Not long ago in 1999, snp leader alex salmond described the pound as a millstone around scotlands neck and derided the currency in 2009. Nicholas anthony robinson born 5 october 1963 is a british journalist, currently a presenter on the bbcs today programme. Here, we look at the rise of the woman at the top of scottish politics. This biography, written by alex frame, was first published in the dictionary of new zealand biography in 1996. He then took the show on a fourstop tour of scotland.
Scotlands fifth leaderand first woman leadersince the establishment of the scottish parliament and government in 1999, she led the movement for scottish independence from the united kingdom. Its leader, alex salmond, talks of a social union between england and a newlyindependent scotland. Alex salmond two book signings in the north east coming. A lot of people in scotland will think this is a massive sell out.
Alex salmond is a famous scottish politician, 4th first minister of scotland, who was born on december 31, 1954. In his article iain macwhirter says that alex salmond is going to write a book in the coming months, naming names. Salmond was born in his parents home at 101 preston road, linlithgow, west lothian, scotland, on 31 december 1954. Some resignations now required, kenny macaskill, an snp member of the uk parliament who is highly supportive of mr salmond, tweeted after. I was reading mr salmonds biography on the way up and its not very good, is it. Paddy ashdown slates alex salmond diaries the scotsman. Someone has a tattoo of alex salmond on their leg and they. Alexander elliot anderson salmond, better known as alex, was born in linlithgow in. He graduated from edinburgh napier university, linlithgow academy, university of st andrews. The first thing murdoch did on acquiring collins was to cancel publication of a biography critical of him.
Prime minister david cameron and alex salmond, the scottish first minister, signed an agreement laying out the details for a referendum on scottish independence. In this first biography in which alex salmond has cooperated, the roots of h. Scotlands past, present and future commonwealth club book scottish national party political press releases, spanning the first years of the scottish parliament, which was officially opened in july 1999. The two had an affair for a pretty long time before they got married. Alex salmonds new book has been labelled the longest exercise in. Alex salmond, scottish politician who served in the british house of commons 19872010. Alex salmonds newlypublished referendum diaries have been. Alex salmond 31 december 1954 is a scottish politician and leader of the scottish nationalist party snp. This is a very wellwritten and revealing biography of alex salmond, the leader of the scottish national party.
Alex salmonds diary of the scottish independence referendum but only an element. Torrances book, played most saturday mornings from the age of five. Prior to this he spent ten years as political editor for the bbc, and he has had many other roles with the broadcaster robinson was interested in politics from an early age. In a recent visit to the scottish capital edinburgh, i was asked why people should vote no in the independence referendum on 18 september this year. He attended linlithgow academy and studied at st andrews university, where he graduated with a joint honours ma in economics and history. My elderly mother shouldnt have to bear a tour operators financial. Trivia 1 salmond is the politician whose charismatic leadership is often credited with making scottish nationalism a major force in british politics during his career. Alex salmond wiki, bio, age, wife, book, affair, net worth. He is the second of four children born to robert fyfe findlay salmond 19212017, and mary stewart salmond nee milne. John william salmond s contributions to many branches of the law in new zealand, together with his international eminence as a legal theorist. Salmond under fire for signing tv show deal with russia. Snp mp joanna cherry launches bid for scottish parliament. Alex salmond is under fire after signing a tv deal with a kremlin propaganda channel. Mr salmond s rise to prominence came as the snp fell on hard times, triggered by margaret thatchers 1979 conservative election win, which saw.
Alex salmond intent on bringing down nicola sturgeon. The snp failed to obtain support from other parties and withdrew the draft bill. Alex salmond, born december 31, 1954, linlithgow, scotland, scottish politician who. Alex salmond was careful to avoid a triumphalist tone when he emerged from the high court after being cleared of all charges at the end of his sensational twoweek trial. Alex s local charity the mary salmond trust has raised almost. Alex salmond book has robert the bruce comparison the scotsman. Salmond hoped to secure scotlands preferment from his newspapers and it did result in brief political neutrality by the scottish sun. For his twentyfirst birthday, a girlfriend gave him a set of watercolour paints and, from then on, he spent much of his spare time teaching himself to paint. In the latest extract from his biography of snp leader alex salmond, david torrance uncovers the pivotal role wife moira has played in his career on 6 may 1981 at st cuthberts parish church in colinton, edinburgh, alex salmond married moira french mcglashan, a motor engineers daughter from peebles who he had met while they both worked for the. Former first minister alex salmond has gone on trial accused of a string of sexual assaults and attempted rape. Alex salmond began his rise to power with an early start in politics, standing as the snp candidate in mock elections at linlithgow primary school and winning a landslide victory by offering half. Alex salmond hails historic day for scotland after.
Alex salmond bio, age, height,books, facts and family. Sturgeons chief of staff suspected salmond complaint. Born in fife, scotland in 1951, jack vettriano left school at sixteen to become a mining engineer. He backed donald trumps luxury golf resort against local peoples wishes, and accepted vast sums from.
Snp attack coalition agreement politics the guardian. Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders over. But he will have a hard time convincing scots he can deliver these things. Snp attack coalition agreement tuition fees have been negotiated away in pursuit of ministerial mondeos. Alex salmond postpones us book tour as christine jardines. Signing of the joint agreement between scotland and. Alex salmond s new book has been labelled the longest exercise in literary masturbation since politics began in a blistering attack by paddy ashdown the former liberal democrat leader.
Why scotlands independence leader alex salmond inspires. He led the scottish independence campaign during the referendum of september 2014, where the vote for independence was lost 45% 55%. He was also leader of the scottish national party from 1990 to 2000 and from 2004 to 2014. As a person born on this date, alex salmond is listed in our database as the 37th most popular celebrity for the day december 31 and the 117th most popular for the year 1954. Salmond supports, and is supported by, big capital. Alex salmond has signalled the start of a twoyear campaign to persuade the scottish electorate to embrace independence, after agreeing a referendum deal with david cameron. In fact, to get a sense of how some people view salmond, one of the most important politicians in the united kingdom right now, check out the facebook page, alex salmond is a deluded wer. An snp politician told a senior party executive alex salmond was intent on bringing down nicola sturgeon on the way to clearing his name, it can now be revealed.
Were getting a better picture about the complex relationship between scottish first minister alex salmond distinguished guest speaker at the ryder cup closing ceremonyand his former friend donald trump magnus gardham explains in the scotland herald that salmond asked trump to back the scottish governments controversial decision to release the lockerbie bomber on compassionate. In 1989, he submitted two paintings to the royal scottish academys annual exhibition. Alex is my friend, and i was brought up to stand by my. Mark hirst, 50, is the second person to face charges since salmond. Alan cochrane or that ghastly man from the telegraph, as alex salmond s wife calls him emerged as a unionist hero in scotlands recent independence battle. Murdochs empire swallowed up collins, scotlands best, most successful book publisher. Alex salmond was born on december 31, 1954 in linlithgow, west lothian, scotland as alexander elliot anderson salmond. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at the university of oxford, where he was also. What alex salmonds diaries reveal about the man who led the. A former editor of prorussia propaganda outlet sputnik has been arrested and charged in connection with the alex salmond trial. Alex salmond was at a book signing in kirkcaldy yesterday when a woman suddenly whipped out her leg and showed him this. The life and times of alex salmond, snp leader and scotlands first minister. Alex salmond alexander elliot anderson salmond, better known as alex, was born in linlithgow on 31 december 1954. Nicola sturgeons chief of staff suspected a complaint had been made to the scottish government about alex salmond the month before he informed his successor about the probe, it.
Alex salmonds acquittal opens new uncertain chapter for snp. Alex salmond enjoys a happy life with wife moira mcglashan and enjoys an impressive net worth. Alex salmond, who will stand trial in march for sex offences, with his friend joanna cherry. Alex salmond was born on december 31, 1954 age 65 years in linlithgow, scotland. As well as stage and television appearances and public speaking, he recently started to host a weekly radio programme on lbc called salmond on sunday. Alex salmond was yesterday besieged by hundreds of yes supporters as he. The former first minister is to appear in an eponymous show on rt russia today. Alex salmond celebrity biography, zodiac sign and famous.749 162 729 865 1290 1282 993 336 1467 625 634 1362 793 469 785 1393 1379 869 1499 1167 704 339 383 106 268 1368 6