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Alex Salmond +AlexSalmond
Former First Minister of Scotland
 Joined August 2018    www.alexsalmond.scot
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Sir Vince Cable, former leader of the UK Liberal Democrats, tells Alex Salmond why Chairman Deng Xiaoping is, in a study of 16 world leaders, the one who most shaped the economics of the modern world. Despite serving as a Cabinet Minister in a coalition government with the Tories, Sir Vince also argues, that the time...
Almost unnoticed amid the multiple European, cost of living and Downing Street crises, Northern Ireland is back in political deadlock, with the resignation of the Democratic Unionist First Minister in protest over the post-Brexit deal. However, official statistics show that in 2021 the Province has enjoyed its best...
A dream for some - for others a nightmare. President Biden is struggling in the approval ratings and former President Trump is now the bookies’ favourite to be the next President. Alex asks two experts from different ends of America’s divided political spectrum , Professor Keneshia Grant of Howard University and...
Omicron - Doomsday or Blessing in Disguise? Alex Salmond speaks to Dr Angelique Coetzee, the Pretoria GP who first identified the Omicron variant - and who informed the world (based on her practical experience of patients), that the new variant, while hyper-infectious, was much milder in health impact than the...
At the height of the annual celebrations of the life and work of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, Alex speaks to Scots language campaigner, Billy Kay, and former MP for Burns country in South Ayrshire, Jim Sillars, about the impact of Burns on political radicalism in Scotland and across the world.Also...
One year after the storming of The Capitol, Colonel Laurence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff to the late General Colin Powell, presents a searing assessment of the current state of the American Republic both in its domestic politics and its role in world politics. Colonel Wilkerson tells Alex that Colin Powell was the...
With the Omicron variant sweeping through country after country, Alex asks two key experts for their view of the future development of the epidemic. Dr Jerome Kim, Director General of the International Vaccines Institute explains the consequences of the ongoing failure to adequately vaccinate the planet. Dr Chris...
Alex and Tasmina take a look back at some of the key interviews from a turbulent 2021 dominated by world pandemic, the ignominious retreat from Kabul and domestically in the UK by the mounting difficulties of the Johnson Government. Will 2022 be a Guid New Year?Also available on Facebook: ⭐ Subscribe and turn...
What would happen if hit TV Show Strictly Come Dancing featured the UK Royal Family as the dancing contestants? Find out when Alex and Tasmina ring in the New Year with the many voices of Spitting Image, stars Kate Robins and Lewis McLeod, to review the year in television and poke some gentle fun at the biggest stars...
Alex and Tasmina are joined for some gentle festive fun by the many voices of Spitting Image stars, Kate Robins and Lewis McLeod, to look at the political year and lampoon some of the key figures from the White House to Westminster and beyond. Watch out for Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg. Merry Christmas!...
As Boris Johnson’s political problems pile up, Alex asks two political soothsayers with contrasting views to look forward into 2022. Top Tory commentator, Peter Oborne, believes that the Prime Minister is finished but Johnson’s fellow Brexiteer, independent peer Baroness Clare Fox,says that there is still time for...
As COP26 in Glasgow fades into memory, Alex asks Professor Stuart Haszeldine to assess the progress and failures of the crucial climate summit. Plus talks to two artists, Natalia Kapchuk and Sarah Class, whose work in the visual arts and classical music, has been inspired by the environmental emergency.Also...
Alex talks to two opposition parliamentarians, intent on adding to the Prime Minister’s current political woes. Labour peer Lord Sikka is leading the charge on the Government reneging on commitments to UK pensioners, while Angus Brendan MacNeil has reintroduced his Parliamentary Bill, highlighting the criminality of...
Scotland’s National Day, St Andrew’s Day, this year sees the publication of a new volume exploring the origins of the modern quest for Scottish independence. Historian Owen Dudley Edwards tells Alex why Scottish national identity has survived four hundred years of first monarchical and then political Union with...
Racism - The Uncomfortable TruthIn a week where racism in sport has dominated the headlines in the UK, England football legend John Barnes talks to Alex Salmond about his new book “Racism - the Uncomfortable Truth”. Barnes argues that to understand the origins of racism you have to look beyond the football and...
With continuing high levels of coronavirus infection, the Health Services across the UK are heading for a Christmas crisis as the pressures from Covid 19 interact with seasonal illnesses. Professor Hugh Montgomery of University College London specifies the new treatments spreading fresh hope in the intensive care...
Alex Salmond interviews Brian Cox about his new autobiography and about acting, politics and his screen alter ego, Logan Roy. After more than half a century as an award winning actor, Cox has now achieved superstar status through his portrayal of Roy, in the global hit series “Succession”….Also available on...
On the eve of COP26 in Glasgow, Alex Salmond interviews two leading climate scientists on the prospects of success for a summit described as “the last best hope for humanity”. Professor Hugh Hunt of Cambridge University outlines the technical solutions available to world leaders struggling to meet climate...
After the chaotic retreat from #Kabul has the 20 year “War on Terror” finally come to a close and is there any hope for greater understanding between the West and the #Islamic world? One of the world’s most influential Muslim academics, anthropologist Professor Akbar Ahmed, of the American University, discussed...
Voice of ReasonAfter the chaotic retreat from Kabul has the 20 year “War on Terror” finally come to a close and is there any hope for greater understanding between the West and the Islamic world? One of the world’s most influential Muslim academics, anthropologist Professor Akbar Ahmed, of the American...
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