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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."
As I pondered just what musings I would share with you this week, I was spoilt for choice.
When I was first elected as MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine in 2015, I was 23 years, eight months and three days old.
Ross Thomson: Business rates U-turn is welcome relief for north-east… But firms still lack certainty
It is well over a month since the Press and Journal started to report on the enormous increases in business rates bills and the potentially devastating impact the rises could have on the local economy.
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video column, Gordon MP Alex Salmond hits back over claims of an "SNP split" on business rates.
There's something we need to talk about.
Gordon MP Alex Salmond has said north-east businesses have a “very legitimate” case in the business rates row.
In recent years, Scotland has been building a reputation as world-leaders in renewable energy production.
I don't like being told what to do. Or what to think. I like to make my own mind up about stuff. I'm obstinate like that.
Ramsay Jones: We’ve suffered the loss of a remarkable man… But Gordon Aikman’s legacy lives on through his selfless work
"I am going to die."
Jenny Laing: Government can’t continue to ignore business rates problem – there is too much at stake
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will go down in history as the man who ushered in some of the biggest ever council funding cuts while ducking his responsibility to deal with the record rises in business rates which are set to destroy many businesses.