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The art of politics over the past two thousand years seems to have evolved for the most part as a method of making decisions which don’t result in killing one another.
Charlottesville. Virginia. The United States of America. August, 2017.
Ramsay Jones: Life is easier as a binary choice of right and wrong – but alas, things aren’t always that simple
Life is simple when you can reduce everything to a simple binary choice of right and wrong.
I got it wrong about Donald Trump. I even tweeted an apology. How on Earth could I have believed what had been reported about him? But I did.
I look out over the rolling countryside of Aberdeenshire towards Bennachie every time I leave my Gordon constituency home.
Ramsay Jones: BBC can’t treat its female staff like poor relations – and for that matter, neither can anyone else
The price of a cafe latte. Or if you prefer it, a cappuccino. Per household. Per week. Just 10p a day per person for a family of four. That’s the cost of a TV licence fee.
It’s 394 days since Scotland voted Remain by 62% to 38% while the UK-wide poll ensured our country was dragged out of the EU.
I think we need to talk.
What passes for political debate in this country has descended into the farcical and fractious.
Somebody once said that nostalgia is not what it used to be.
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video blog, former First Minister Alex Salmond gives his thoughts on the £1billion Tory-DUP deal at Westminster and whether it can last.
Two weeks ago I received the honour of being re-elected as the MP for Aberdeen North and immediately got back to work starting new cases helping people I had spoken to during the general election campaign. In fact, at the election count I was approached by a constituent looking for help.
This has been a heartbreaking, gut-wrenching and deeply sorrowful week.
Speaking in his exclusive Press and Journal video blog, Alex Salmond says the Prime Minister's lost authority will make it difficult for her to negotiate a good Brexit deal.
Ramsay Jones: Thursday was one of the most astonishing, compelling, and confusing elections in my lifetime
And so the winners are the losers, and the vanquished have become the victors.
Scotland's political leaders have praised The Press and Journal for championing local journalism and holding government to account.
It’s no secret that a lot of newspapers have had a tough time over the past few years. The rise of the internet has brought new challenges and opportunities but there’s one area that’s been going from strength to strength and that’s the local paper.
I have always been a great supporter of the local and regional press in Scotland.
Journalists play a vital role in our national life. As a former journalist myself, I know that journalism at its best holds the powerful to account and gives voice to the powerless.
Reporting and scrutiny provided by local and regional press have an important role to play in our democracy, whether online or in print.
Donald Trump's position is utterly delusional.
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.