Tag Archives: Alex Salmond

  1. Salmond’s honesty gives us a tantalising view into post-election chaos

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    March 26, 2015 by Paul Goldsmith

    In these days of people complaining that politicians don’t give a straight answer to questions, it has been refreshing to …
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  2. Why David Cameron might have been better off after a “Yes” vote.

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    September 21, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    I have a feeling that David Cameron might end the next few months wishing that Scotland ahead indeed voted for …
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  3. Farewell Alex Salmond, one of the greatest politicians of our generation

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    September 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    There is a story that about two years’ ago, Alex Salmond requested a meeting with George Osborne, I imagine to …
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  4. When (or because) push came to shove, it was a No

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    September 19, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The recriminations have started. How could they have got it wrong. They thought it would be Ok, they thought it …
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  5. Scottish referendum – Are we really getting the whole story from the mainstream media

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    September 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    On Sunday there was a demonstration outside BBC Scotland in which an effigy of Chief political correspondent Nick Robinson was …
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  6. Who is the most principled political party leader in the Scottish Independence campaign?

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    September 12, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    As the leaders of all the UK’s major political parties gathered in Scotland to try and persuade the Scots not …
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  7. It will be hard to build the Socialist Republic of Scotland if you are relying so much on other peoples’ money

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    September 10, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    One of the reasons for the momentum that the “Yes” vote has been gaining has been the switch of allegiances …
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  8. “YES” they can. Our last chance to persuade the Scots not to.

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    September 8, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    The galloping hooves of an impending constitutional crisis got much louder yesterday morning with the publication of the first official …
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  9. Another nail in Alex Salmond’s currency coffin

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    September 3, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Another day, another nail in Alex Salmond’s currency coffin. Last night, The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander talked …
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  10. Salmond decides the referendum is now on currency union, not just independence

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    August 26, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    By far the wierdest portion of the Scottish Independence campaign last night was when Alex Salmond decided to unilaterally remodel …
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  11. Tony Abbott – secret weapon for the Scottish “Yes” Campaign

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    August 20, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    If I were Alistair Darling I would have been on the phone to the Foreign Office last week asking who …
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  12. 5 thoughts on tonight’s Scottish Independence debate

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    August 5, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    1 The general view was that this was an excellent debate, particularly in the first hour when the candidates were …
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  13. A “No” vote will leave the West Lothian question unanswered

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    July 17, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    When the “No” campaign aren’t spending their time pointing out the actual consequences of the Scots voting for independence (called …
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  14. The ‘hidden voters’ could make a mockery of the opinion polls in the Scottish referendum

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    July 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    Two months before the 2011 Scottish Assembly election, opinion polls put the Labour Party 15% ahead of Alex Salmond’s SNP. …
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  15. Whatever Cameron says, Scotland is sliding towards a “Yes” vote

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    May 15, 2014 by Paul Goldsmith

    David Cameron visited Glasgow today to make an appeal to the Scottish people to vote “No”. He argued that doing …
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