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Former First Minister of Scotland
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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...
In the first of two interviews with world leading anthropologists, Professor Wade Davis tells Alex Salmond why he would mourn the passing of the American century. Can President Biden arrest the decline and division scarring America or are the wounds too deep?⭐ Subscribe and turn on Notifications, to be reminded...
The economic shock of the world pandemic provoked an unprecedented collapse in world trade and output but much of the ground lost has been recovered. The major economic impact may come from the condition known as Long Covid with very substantial numbers of people debilitated, physically and mentally over the long...
Will science triumph over coronavirus?World expert, Professor Luke O’Neill, tells the Alex Salmond Show that the breakthroughs in vaccine and treatment technology will not only tackle Covid 19 but open up new hope of finally defeating other abiding, life-threatening diseases. Professor O’Neill warns however that...
As the UK party Conference season gets underway, the Alex Salmond Show assesses the position of the main Westminster parties. Polling guru Professor Sir John Curtice provides the statistical context while two conference veterans, Tory legend Edwina Currie and former Labour MP Chris Williamson, provide their very...
As the bloody and chaotic flight from #Kabul recedes from the western media headlines, the Alex Salmond Show interviews two women whose lives have been irrevocably affected by decades of warfare in Afghanistan. Hammasa Kohistani is an Afghan #refugee whose family came to the UK during the first period of #Taliban...
The Long COVID AftershockAs #coronavirus sweeps through the #UK, the four administrations comfort themselves that the vaccination programme has largely broken the link between high infection rates and hospitalisations and severe acute illness. However is “Long Covid” now emerging as an equivalent threat in human...
Is the humiliating retreat from Kabul a turning point for American and NATO interventions? Colonel Laurence Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to US Secretary of State General Colin Powell, explains to Alex why America went in to Afghanistan and the consequences of a rapid withdrawal some two decades later. A man at...
Since the Second World War UK politics has been addicted to opinion polls which now dominate every election campaign. Alex looks at the chequered history of political surveys with today’s supreme polling guru Sir John Curtice and, for a sceptical take on the misuse of polls by the mainstream media, to James Kelly of...
The Alex Salmond Show looks at this week’s dramatic events in Afghanistan with comments from the White House, the House of Commons and from the victorious Taliban themselves. Journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne, who has covered Afghanistan for twenty years from the dawn of Operation Enduring Freedom, analyses...
The Alex Salmond Show looks at this week’s dramatic events in Afghanistan with comments from the White House, the House of Commons and from the victorious Taliban themselves. Journalist and broadcaster Peter Oborne, who has covered Afghanistan for twenty years from the dawn of Operation Enduring Freedom, analyses...
Alex and Tasmina visit the iconic Pinewood Studios, to meet three dramatic ladies, who have turned lockdown into online sensation, with their shows “Wonderbirds” and “Beauty Angels”. Debbie Arnold, Linda Lusardi and Dee Anderson talk frankly about their careers on stage and screen, the challenges still facing...
From being master of all he surveyed, the Prime Minister has plunged into a mini crisis with the loss of one Health Secretary, two by elections and the collapse of his popularity among the Tory faithful. Alex Salmond questions Steve Richards, broadcaster and author of “The Prime Ministers”, whether the political...
From being master of all he surveyed, the Prime Minister has plunged into a mini crisis with the loss of one Health Secretary, two by elections and the collapse of his popularity among the Tory faithful. Alex Salmond questions Steve Richards, broadcaster and author of “The Prime Ministers”, whether the political...
The Alex Salmond Show considers further controversial government decisions on coronavirus and in particular the decision, on advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation, to defer a decision on the vaccination of older schoolchildren. With the first Scottish schools due back in just three weeks Dr...
Is Boris Johnson’s “freedom day” a necessary loosening of social restrictions, made possible by the vaccination, or a dangerous experiment with huge health consequences for the U.K? Alex asks Professor Michael Baker, adviser to the New Zealand government, who has pursued a virus elimination strategy and public...
Scotland has colourful and varied history. As the country which invented the historical novel, this has inspired a rich vein of fiction stretching from the Waverley novels to Outlander but much of the country’s factual story remains untold. Alex talks to Andrew McLeod and Murray Armstrong the authors of two new...
The statelet of Northern Ireland is 100 years old but although the peace is holding the politics is fractured. The Alex Salmond Show looks at alternative futures for the troubled province with Mick Fealty, founder editor of Northern Ireland’s predominant political blog, Slugger O’Toole, and Baroness Hoey, 30 years...
Northern Ireland is 100 years old this year but although the peace is holding, the politics is fractured. The Alex Salmond Show looks at alternative futures for the troubled province, with Mick Fealty, editor of the province’s major political blog, “Slugger O’Toole”, and Baroness Hoey, 30 years a Labour MP but...
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