Alex Salmond Quotes

Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond (/?sæm?nd/; born 31 December 1954) is a Scottish politician who served as the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for over twenty years, having served for two terms, firstly from 1990 to 2000 and subsequently from 2004 to 2014. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Gordon since 2015, and is the SNP International Affairs and Europe spokesperson in the House of Commons

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Alex Salmond


Dave Mackay was the kind of footballer that legends are built around. He was simply the greatest - tough as teak on the pitch and a real gentleman off it.

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We are Scotland's independence generation. And our time is now

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Our internationalism is the driver of our nationalism.

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For me as leader my time is nearly over but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream will never die,

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The rocks will melt with the sun before tuition fees are introduced in Scotland.

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If I've got any small role in this matter, it's to say to Scots Americans: under no circumstances make Donald Trump President of the United States of America.

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“The current debates demand a re-examination of Scotland's political position,”

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“It was an underwhelming performance from a man with an eye on his own exit strategy, even if he stubbornly refuses to find one for our soldiers in Iraq.”

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“It had 1,000 years as an independent nation before the union,”

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“Nations are nations if they feel themselves to be a nation. And Scotland overwhelmingly feels itself to be a nation,”

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“To get behind what looks like a monumental political cover-up demands a public inquiry.”

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“Their whole by-election plan is in tatters, which is no surprise because everything Mr McConnell puts his fingers on usually collapses or turns to dust.”

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“The prime minister has just fallen off the high wire.”

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“It is a war built on lies that has fanned the flames of international terrorism,”

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“We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.”

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