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The Alex Salmond Show

RT

Former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond hosts a new political chat program, ‘The Alex Salmond Show’, on RT, where he vows to battle the mainstream media narrative and take the news “out of the Westminster nexus.” ANNOUNCEMENT FOR VIEWERS: The Rt. Hon. Alex Salmond and Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh are both candidates for the ALBA Party in the Scottish Parliament elections and won’t be broadcasting during the election period.

Mar 25, 2021 08:13

Covid-19 – the human cost

Professor Hugh Montgomery, chair of ICU at UCL, is both an outstanding academic and also an NHS consultant working on intensive care wards, saving lives over the past year. On the Alex Salmond Show, he speaks movingly about the pressures on NHS staff due to the struggle against Covid-19 – and the human side, too often forgotten in the midst of pandemic statistics, as he recently learned to his own cost...

Mar 18, 2021 08:14

Long Covid – the epidemic within the epidemic

With the vaccination program getting to grips with the pandemic, more attention is now being focused on the phenomenon of Long Covid, the enduring and debilitating aftermath affecting many Covid patients. Alex interviews Professor Danny Altmann of Imperial College London and Dr Nathalie MacDermott of King’s College, London, about this “epidemic within the epidemic.” Dr MacDermott, an infectious disease specialist, who has experience of working with Ebola epidemics in Africa, is herself a Long Covid patient and campaigner.

Mar 11, 2021 08:29

No return to austerity?

This week, Alex is in conversation with one of the world’s leading economists, Professor David Blanchflower, of Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. Blanchflower applauds the new Biden initiative to help the poor in the US, claiming it is the most revolutionary measure since Roosevelt’s New Deal. And he warns the UK against any attempt to return to the dark days of austerity measures in an attempt to fix the catastrophic economic fallout from Covid.

Mar 4, 2021 07:12

Trump: Is the party over?

Does this week’s return of Donald Trump to the frontline of American politics herald recovery or decline for the Grand Old Party? The Alex Salmond Show features two diametrically opposing views on the future of the Republicans. The founder of ‘GOP Women for Biden’, Rina Shah, portrays Trump as the master of disaster, but Ed Martin, the president of ‘Phyllis Schlafly Eagles’, says that ‘The Donald’ still reaches parts of America that other Republicans cannot.

Feb 25, 2021 08:04

New economics and Scottish independence

Professor Richard Murphy of London’s City University has provided trenchant critique of the fiscal timidity of successive UK chancellors. In this interview on the Alex Salmond Show, he now turns a supportive eye towards how new thinking can boost the economic case for Scottish independence.

Feb 18, 2021 08:15

Covid 19 – will it be ever with us?

Professor Hugh Montgomery of University College London is in a unique position to explain the true nature of the pandemic, as a brilliant academic physician who is also on the front line as a consultant in intensive care at Whittington Hospital. On the Alex Salmond Show he pulls no punches in explaining why this coronavirus has to be crushed through vaccination, both domestically and internationally, to stop mutations coming back to threaten humanity again – and he explains why the acute treatment from the NHS has been superb, but public health measures across the UK have been totally inadequate to meet the challenge of a 21st-century pandemic.