26 Mar 2021

Alex Salmond launches new pro-independence Alba Party

Scotland’s former first minister Alex Salmond is making a bid to return to public life by launching a new political party at the end of a dramatic week for Scottish politics. Mr Salmond said he’d be among the Alba Party candidates running in May’s parliamentary elections, claiming he wanted to create a “supermajority for independence”.

His critics say he’s been discredited and questioned whether it was appropriate for him to return to public office.