Alex Salmond

Posted September 20, 2014 in politics  |  No Comments so far

Alex Salmond resigned as First Minister of Scotland yesterday, having failed to win the referendum on Scottish independence.

He was fighting against the might of the Westminster establishment, the media (no newspapers supported him), the major financial institutions and the vested interests of the wealthy in this country.

His opponents used the weapons they know best—negativity, condescension and intimidation—and did not hold back.

Despite all this he gained the support of 45% of Scots, and a majority in Scotland’s biggest city, Glasgow, backed his vision of an independent nation in charge of its future. To have done so in the face of that level of opposition is a huge achievement, and I hope history will recognise that.

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