Alex Salmond


post 08 April 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Nicola Sturgeon: for many Scots, the SNP leader can do no wrong

Nicola Sturgeon has arrived in the top job with perfect timing and it would seem, for many Scots, perfect casting.

article 01 April 2015 Politics
Ed Miliband with David Cameron and Nick Clegg (Reuters)
Election 2015: who do the pundits think will win?

With just under five weeks to go to the general election, who do the forecasters think will be left holding the keys to Downing Street?

article 22 March 2015 Politics
SNP-Labour pact: who would hold the power?

Alex Salmond is branded "terrifying" and "arrogant" as he sets out negotiations for any post-election SNP deal with Labour.

video 10 February 2015 UK

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Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Skegness and Boston

Michael Crick, for his second Hunter S Thompson-themed tour, is in the northern part of one of Ukip's main target seats, Boston and Skegness - a seat held by the Tories from the last election.

post 04 February 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog SNP holding on to yes vote

The SNP is now sitting on - allowing for a bit of churning - pretty much all the Labour supporters who backed independence.

post 29 December 2014
Read more on FactCheck FactCheck: what we learned in 2014

Who were the heroes and villains of 2014 for Channel 4 News's award-winning FactCheck blog?

post 28 October 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Can Jim Murphy save Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is expected to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Scottish Labour in the next 48 hours, but some commentators say he has too much Blairite baggage to carry off the job.

post 08 October 2014
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Clegg attacks 'un-British' grievance politics

Nick Clegg revealed that George Osborne, when he refused to implement a bigger tax threshold leap in the 2012 budget, said: "I don't want to deliver a Lib Dem budget."

article 23 September 2014 UK, Scotland
Lower voting age to 16, says Alex Salmond

Alex Salmond says the referendum proved 16- and 17-year-olds can be trusted to vote, and tells Scottish politicians they need to hold Westminister's "feet to the fire" over devolution promises.