Alex Salmond

Scottish Labour’s new leader is unlikely to trouble Davidson or Sturgeon

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Richard Leonard now takes ownership of the black spot handed to every leader of the Scottish Labour party. He defeated Anas Sarwar, the son of the former MP Mohammed of that ilk and the early presumed favourite in the race, by 12,469 votes to 9,516. Mr Leonard is …

Referendums

Kezia Dugdale to appear on I’m a Celebrity

Kezia Dugdale is set to take part in the ITV show I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here according to a number of reports.<p>The Ex-Labour leader is set …

Scottish Politics

SNP dominate list of top claimers as MPs rack up £109million in expenses

SCOTTISH Nationalists dominated the list of top claimers as MPs racked up £109 million in expenses last year.<p>Annual figures released by Commons …

Scottish Politics

Tory MP claimed £17,000 expenses he was not entitled to

A Conservative MP has been reimbursed for more than £17,000 of expenses claims, despite Parliamentary authorities admitting he should not have been entitled to the payments.<p>Philip Hollobone claimed for the London Area Living Payment (LALP) while also being reimbursed for travel costs between his …

Scottish Parliament

Belgian prosecutors ask court to extradite Catalan ex-leader

Belgian prosecutors asked a judge Friday to extradite axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont to Spain to face sedition charges over his …

Carles Puigdemont

Putin’s cranks and creeps are winning the day

Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters announce themselves to be the leftist of the left: a band of brothers, who have saved the Labour Party from neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism. Yet they happily align with the most right-wing imperialist power in the neighbourhood.<p>All around Corbyn, questions about …

Scottish Politics

Alex Salmond under fire for new show on Russian TV as channel branded 'Kremlin arm of propaganda'

The former SNP chief faced accusations of hypocrisy for using the show to condemn state violence by Spanish authorities in Catalonia while saying …

Propaganda

Tayside journalist who worked with Russia Today rubbishes claims Alex Salmond will become “Putin’s puppet”

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>A former Russia Today journalist from Tayside has rubbished suggestions that Alex Salmond will become “Putin’s puppet” …

Russia

Carwyn Jones under pressure not to be his own 'judge and jury' on whether he broke ministerial code

First Minister Carwyn Jones is facing demands that he must not be his own “judge and jury” when it comes to deciding whether or not he broke the …

News (Wales)

Alex Salmond's Putin himself on a collision course with BBC

The former first minister knows exactly what he's doing by taking the Russian rouble with his new TV show on RT, says our columnist Torcuil …

Scottish Politics

Newspaper headlines: Housing shortage and missing Gaia

<b>The housing shortage makes a number of the front pages, along with the ongoing police investigation into the disappearance of teenager Gaia Pope.</b><p>The Metro and the Daily Mail focus on Communities Secretary Sajid Javid, reporting that he blames "baby boomers" for difficulties faced by younger …

Sajid Javid

How could this situation have developed?

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Sir, – I found the Courier report (November 10) of the abominable treatment of Mr Bashir Hussain to be quite …

Scottish Politics

Alex(ei) Salmond plays Russian roulette with reputation

EDINBURGH — “Can I just say to the media,” said Alex Salmond as he kicked off the first edition of his new chat show on Kremlin-backed channel RT, …

European News

Trump's Crackdown on RT Met by Media, NGO Silence

The Justice Department's move forcing RT America to register as a foreign agent has received little to no criticism, or in some cases notice, from …

Liberal View

Will Salmond ask questions of Putin’s interest in Scottish independence?

Should the British government be more suspicious of Russia? Theresa May obviously thinks so, telling Vladimir Putin in a speech this week that ‘we know what you are doing and you will not succeed’. Jeremy Corbyn is less keen, with his spokesman telling journalists that ‘I think we need to see more …

Scottish Politics

Ferret Fact Service checks whether Alex Salmond is joining a Russian propaganda station with his RT chat show

The former First Minister’s programme will be broadcast on RT UK and many believe the channel is just a Kremlin mouthpiece.<p><b>The Record, in conjunction</b> …

Propaganda

By hooking up with Russia Today, Alex Salmond has reduced himself to a sad dancing bear

© PA<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>Russia offered a meeting between Alex Salmond and Vladimir Putin in 2012. The offer was not pursued.<p>Who on earth …

Russia

Scotland's papers: 70,000 oppose killer's sentence

<b>Shaun Woodburn's family have won a meeting with law chiefs to seek justice for the young dad, writes the Daily Record. The paper says that the meeting followed mounting pressure after Shaun's teenage killer was sentenced to just four years' detention, prompting more than 70,000 people to sign a</b> …

Scottish Politics

Alex Salmond: ‘Is this Russian propaganda? No, it’s my view’

Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond has a new talk show on the Russian state-funded channel Russia Today. That hasn’t gone down well with …

Scottish Politics

‘I’m not a Russian troll - I’m a security guard from Glasgow’

An alleged Russian online troll named on a prominent news website is actually a security guard from Glasgow, The Scotsman can reveal.The Scot, who …

Scottish Politics

Jeremy Corbyn: We need to see more evidence of Russian interference in Western democracies

Labour has called on the Government to “ratchet down tensions” with Russia and insisted there needs to be "more evidence" of the Kremlin interfering …

Brexit

UK productivity grows at its fastest rate in over 6 years — and unemployment falls again

• <b>UK headline unemployment rate remains unchanged, but 59,000 fewer people are out of work than in the previous period, ONS says.</b>• <b><br>Headline unemployment stays at 4.3%, while headline employment reading drops from 75.1% to 75%.</b>• <b><br>Productivity picked up in the quarter, according to the ONS, growing at its</b> …

Economy

Theresa May steps up her attack on Russian electoral ‘meddling’

Theresa May has launched her most strident attack on Russian electoral “meddling”, accusing Moscow of “seeking to weaponise information” by using …

Russia

Salmond leads tributes to Save the Scottish Regiments campaigner Jeff Duncan

Former First Minister Alex Salmond led tributes to the man who organised the campaign to save Scotland’s historic regiments at a memorial service in …

Scottish Politics

Alex Salmond's out-of-control ego has turned him into an international laughing stock

Salmond’s decision to host a weekly show on Vladimir Putin’s propaganda network Russia Today is a shameful and sordid episode in the history of …

Scottish Politics

Russia’s greatest publicity machine

Mainstream and social media alike are now well into their second day of an absolutely epic meltdown at the news that Alex Salmond is to broadcast a …

Scottish Politics

John McDonnell is right to call for the Queen to open up her financial records

John McDonnell is right to say that the Queen should open up her full financial records in the wake of the Paradise Papers scandal. The revelation …

John McDonnell

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon doesn't support Alex Salmond hosting a TV show on Russian propaganda station

The First Minister said she doesn't agree with her predecessor's decision to host The Alex Salmond Show on the Kremlin-funded TV station.<p>Nicola …

Scottish Politics

Scotland Investigating Trump Resort's Damage To Coastal Dunes

The golf club was supposed to protect the environment and boost the economy. It did neither.<p>Donald Trump’s Scottish golf resort may have so damaged sections of the country’s famous dunes in Aberdeenshire that they may no longer merit special scientific status and conservation protections, according …

Donald Trump

The shamelessness of Johnson, Salmond and the rest signal the decay of our public realm

Surely Britain can do better than this.<p>It doesn’t feel like an exaggeration to say that our public realm is sick. Sick in a tumid, gangrenous, …

Scottish Politics