The Alex Salmond Show – Edition 1. Site Admin16 November 2017 Guests 7 Comments Below is edition 1 of The Alex Salmond Show broadcast on RT. Please follow and like us 🙂 ← BBC Reporting Scotland Analysis – Week Beginning 16 October 2017 Newswatch Scotland presents: ‘Protecting Ruth Davidson’ → 7 thoughts on “The Alex Salmond Show – Edition 1.” Clydebuilt 16 November 2017 at 19:36 Just watched show on RT. One things for sure, the Catalonian PM would not have been interviewed By a mainstream uk broadcaster . John Beattie’s dinner time show. . . . Heard Stuart Cosgrove defend Salmond’s choice of RT. Plus a load of rubbish from Eamon O’Neil and Anna Burnside. Running it down.. . . From Eck’s suit not fitting to he waved his hands too much about when speaking. . . . Will Definately watch it next week Reply Iain MacLaren 19 November 2017 at 14:58 One thing’s for sure. On 4th October BBC’s Tom Burridge interviewed Puigdemont. Still on the BBC website if you want to check. Reply Iain MacLaren 20 November 2017 at 09:02 …and Sky on 11th November. Reply George Dale 23 November 2017 at 21:49 Can’t find it. Reply Iain MacLaren 24 November 2017 at 13:12 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-41494090/catalonia-referendum-puigdemont-will-declare-independence-in-matter-of-days https://news.sky.com/story/disputed-catalan-president-carles-puigdemont-spain-has-damaged-democracy-11121347 johnny rudkin j 16 November 2017 at 19:56 well I was expecting a flop huge build up usually gets a flop I was wrong i enjoyed the show especially with the catalonian president alex wasnt putting words in his mouth or haranguing him they way jon snow did to alex he gave the man room to talk and explain that only peaceful protests will win the day not sure about the gay apology or the womans equality bit i am sure alex will get some passionate guests on his show and i will be watching it Reply Alasdair Macdonald 18 November 2017 at 16:09 This was a well-constructed first episode. It contained a Labour member of the House of Lords, a Conservative MP and, a genuinely significant scoop, an interview with the exiled President of Catalunya relating to the possible division of a large European state. Helena Kennedy is always good value for any broadcaster. She is very clever, very successful professional as a legal eagle, a strong woman in a man’s world, a working mother of five children, someone who, through publicly funded education and coming from a relatively materially impoverished Glasgow background achieved signal success. She is unafraid to speak her mind in a witty, but cogent way. She clearly likes Mr Salmond as a person and this agreeable ‘chemistry’ made a satisfying entree. Crispin Blunt has always been an independent minded MP, with a distinguished military background. His social class and family make it almost inevitable he would be a member of the Conservative Party. Probably, he has the talent and ability to hold ministerial office – was there not a vacancy at Defence recently? – but his independent mindset probably made him too difficult to control. He has recently ‘come out’ as homosexual. The context for his interview was the decision by the Scottish Parliament (all parties) to apologise, via the First Minister, for the criminalisation of all men who were deemed guilty of engaging in sexual acts with other men. To have Mr Blunt endorse this was a clear rebuke to those who oppose the Scottish Parliament. It was also a sharp rebuke to the actions of the government of Russia for its attitude towards homosexuals. It was also a sharp riposte to the unionists who were outdoing each other in hypocrisy to condemn Mr Salmond broadcasting on RT, funded by the government of Russia, but licensed by the UK broadcasting authority, despite all of these parties having members who have rappeared many times over the years on RT. Finally, the interview with President Puigdemont, was something which all UK broadcasters ought to have done long before now, because it has real public interest. However, they were too wrapped up in their own anti-Scottish independence, narrow, mendacious unionism that they could not see the wider story here. As Mr Salmond concluded, “Catalunya is not Scotland and the situations are not comparable” but the people who live in Catalunya have the right to express an opinion on whether they wish to remain part of Spain, remain part of Spain but in a different relationship or become an independent country. If this standard is sustained, I think it will be an eye-opener for many furth of Scotland and not just in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.