February 4, 2014

Alex Salmond's Position Is Now Ridiculous

Iain Martin, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

If I hear another English journalist call Alex Salmond "wily" I will scream. It now seems to be compulsory to prefix Salmond's name with either that word, or even worse "canny". I even did it myself the other day on Sky News when I was trying to explain a puzzle about Salmond's tactics in the referendum, and then suffered a vocabulary failure live on air under questioning from Sky's Adam Boulton. I used the "w" word. Afterwards I felt a deep sense of shame.

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TAGGED: Alex Salmond, Scotland, United Kingdom


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