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Local services in Aberdeen have been hammered by cuts from central government in both Edinburgh and London.
In the 10 years since this SNP Government first took office, Scotland has made great strides forward in becoming a fairer and more inclusive society.
I am composing this prose from the idyllic setting of the island of Jura.
Alex Salmond: Theresa May turning the Tories into UKIP while Macron proves leaders can take on the far-right and win
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video blog (from the back of an Aberdeen taxi) Gordon MP Alex Salmond discusses how Theresa May and new French president-elect Emmanuel Macron have chosen different paths to counter the far-right.
I'm going to blow my own trumpet.
On Thursday residents will take to the polls to decide who they want to represent them in their local council.
It is time to choose. So are you going to vote on Thursday?
I care passionately about the future of our precious Union.
Alex Salmond discusses the reasons why Tories face a rocky road to the general election.
One of the many advantages of the SNP being the UK Parliament's third largest party is the opportunity to hold the Tory government to account each week at Prime Minister's Questions.
Calling a snap election makes "a complete nonsense" of the move to fixed-term parliaments, according to a north-east expert.
The announcement of a general election after triggering Article 50, and with less than two months' notice to polling day, has been one of Theresa May's most cavalier moments - and that really is saying something.
I welcome the announcement from the prime minister. The Scottish Conservatives stand ready for the campaign ahead and are hugely confident of increasing our number of votes and seats.
We asked members of the public what their view was after Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election in June.
A snap General Election has sent shockwaves through Holyrood.
Seventy two years ago, the British Army's 11th Armoured Division liberated Bergen-Belsen.
My interest in road safety was brought into sharp focus when two teenagers tragically died in a horrific road accident on the outskirts of Inverness.
Alex Salmond joins the Gibraltar debate in his latest exclusive video for the Press and Journal.
By now, you probably know your Article 50 from your Section 30 even better than you know your armpit from your elbow.
On May 4, the Scottish Green Party will be fielding more local candidates across the Highlands and Islands than ever before.
Now that the Prime Minister has triggered Article 50, the two-year countdown to leaving the EU begins.
Sometimes it is hard to know where to start and even harder to know what to say.
When the chairman of Tesco remarked earlier this month that white men had become an "endangered species" in the boardroom, it reminded me why the work of Holyrood's Economy, Fair Works and Jobs committee is so important.
Yesterday, the Scottish Parliament started a debate on whether we should stage another referendum on independence. It will last for two days.
When the SNP launched their manifesto for last year's elections it was made clear that a material change in circumstance could lead once again to the question on whether we should vote to be independent.
I wrote last week about the gunfight at the UK Corral and whether the first minister and the prime minister would pull their respective triggers on Indyref2 and exiting the EU.
It is fast becoming received wisdom that we are being transported back to 2012 for the start of a two-year independence referendum campaign.
Alex Salmond: Why the days of the Empire are over and Westminster must accept Sturgeon’s referendum plan
Alex Salmond talks about Nicola Sturgeon's plans to seek approval from the Scottish Parliament for a second independence referendum.
Today Nicola Sturgeon announced she would seek approval from the Scottish parliament next week for a second independence referendum.
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video blog, Gordon MP Alex Salmond reflects on the sacking of Lord Heseltine and the damage done to Theresa May's Brexit position.
Alex Salmond: Constitutional crises are like London buses… Wait for one, then three come along at once
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video blog, Gordon MP Alex Salmond talks about the three constitutional crises facing Prime Minster Theresa May.
"It is on the table...It's likely....Highly likely....Even more likely...Undoubtedly more likely...Looming...Next year....Bring it on."