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The Alex Salmond Show

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.” ‘The Alex Salmond Show’ will take viewers inside the Welsh, Irish and Scottish parliaments, also looking at the government of Northern Ireland, not forgetting Westminster.

Aug 15, 2019 07:12

The Maltese falcon

In the final part of the series on booming Malta, The Alex Salmond Show turns from economics and politics to history and people. We discuss with historian and author Dr Emanuel Buttigieg, some of the turbulent history of this fascinating island and take a glimpse at the lively commercial and night life of modern Valletta.

Aug 8, 2019 07:34

The Maltese debate

The European Union’s smallest country is the new tiger economy of the bloc. In the second part of this series on Malta, Alex interviews economists, journalists and politicians on the issues thrown up by economic boom times. Is the political system and environment of the island paying a price for rapid growth, or can politicians respond to the challenges of making economic and social development sustainable, as Malta consolidates its status as a European nation?

Aug 1, 2019 06:46

The Maltese marvel

The Alex Salmond Show begins a three part series examining the rise of the island nation of Malta, the smallest country in the European Union – which now boasts the bloc's biggest economic growth. This first program features an exclusive interview with former prime minister Dr Lawrence Gonzi, the man who led Malta into Europe and the euro, paving the way for its current economic success.

Jul 25, 2019 06:52

The missing million part two – the fight back

The Alex Salmond Show continues its examination of the scandal by which up to one million European citizens were effectively denied the right to vote in the recent parliamentary elections. Academic expert Dr Robert Palmer examines the legal options for those denied their rights, while Labour European MEP Claude Moraes and SNP Westminster MP Angus Brendan MacNeil discuss the political options for holding new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration to account on the issue.

Jul 18, 2019 06:54

The three wise men on PM Johnson

Three top political commenters discuss with Alex Salmond the prospects for a Boris Johnson premiership, looking forward to a tumultuous political autumn. In the Blue Corner, Daily Mail columnist Peter Oborne suggests serious problems for the prospective Prime Minister from within the Conservative Party. In the yellow corner, former Liberal MP Lembit Opik, sees a center-ground opportunity, while in the tartan corner Martin Hannan, political journalist for The National, forecasts that arch-unionist Johnson might break the union between Scotland and England.

Jul 11, 2019 07:12

The missing million

The Alex Salmond Show begins a two-part investigation into European citizens being denied their right to vote in the UK in the recent European elections. Alex interviews both people who were turned away from polling stations, and organisations campaigning for the rights of European citizens who made the estimated “one million missing votes,” due to administrative complexities and failures.