Tag Archive for Alex Salmond

Home Rule INSIDE the UK: a fight worth winning

Lord McConnell

Last Tuesday was the 15th Anniversary of that amazing day when the first democratic Scottish Parliament was officially opened in 1999. It was a day I’ll never forget, so it seemed like the perfect moment to set out my views on the independence referendum that takes place here in September. I was joined by former…

Rupert Murdoch and Alex Salmond

Lord Soley

It should come as no surprise that Rupert Murdoch wants to back Alex Salmond’s independence policy. It’s the same policy that leads him to oppose EU membership. Anything that protects his power and diminishes the power of the regulator is his idea of good governance. Breaking up the United Kingdom weakens all the constituent parts.…

It’s The Queen Wot Won It!

Lord Soley

‘It’s The Sun Wot Won It’ was the headline in the Sun following the 1992 General election. I think my revised version applies to Alex Salmond becoming a born again Monarchist! Take this extract from an interview with Salmond: ‘Alex Salmond, the first minister of Scotland has just given a gushing interview about the Queen…