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Posts Tagged: Alex Salmond MSP
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Peter Cuthbertson: Sex, lies, votes, private habits, skewed surveys – our electoral secrets laid bare
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
Perhaps. But it’s hard to see where a significant Tory breakthrough is going to come from in time for next May.
Plus: Anti-smoking nannies. A part in Salmond’s downfall. Labour’s anti-UKIP plan (lack of). Thatcher tribute. And: Shapps doesn’t chose chaps.
Despite the siren calls of Salmond and Farage, we should jealously guard our parliamentary system.
Britain needs a constitutional convention – and a federal solution.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
The party’s spin doesn’t match up to the reality.
The way the referendum campaign was waged could inject new life into both the Scottish Conservatives and the separatists.
Voters must be presented with a genuine, informed choice when they are finally given a chance to vote on Britain’s relationship with Europe.
A referendum on the principle of secession, and a second on the terms, may have offered Salmond a better chance of victory.
“For me as leader, my time is nearly over. But for Scotland the campaign continues, and the dream shall never die.”
The defeated nationalist is standing down as First Minister and as leader of the SNP – but not before firing a parting shot at Cameron.
We need a politics and politicians who can respond emotionally as well as practically to the people’s challenge.