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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.” ‘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.

Jul 22, 2021 07:19

Freedom Day – The Verdict

Is Boris Johnson’s “freedom day” a necessary loosening of social restrictions, made possible by a successful vaccination programme, or a dangerous experiment with huge health consequences for the UK population? Alex asks Professor Michael Baker, adviser to the New Zealand government, who has pursued a virus elimination strategy, and public health expert Dr Bharat Pankhania from Exeter University, for their verdicts.

Jul 15, 2021 13:03

Scotland's story – fact and fiction

Scotland has a colourful and varied history. As the country which invented the historical novel, it has inspired a rich vein of fiction, stretching from the 'Waverley' novels to 'Outlander,' but much of the country’s factual stories remain untold. Alex talks to Andrew MacLeod and Murray Armstrong, authors of two new books, one a fantasy novel set in 18th-century Edinburgh and one on Scotland’s first struggle for democracy, the 'Radical Wars' of 1820.

Jul 8, 2021 08:18

Northern Ireland’s troubled waters

The statelet of Northern Ireland is 100 years old but, although the peace process is holding, the politics is fractured. The Alex Salmond Show looks at alternative futures for the troubled province, with Mick Fealty, founder editor of Northern Ireland’s predominant political blog, 'Slugger O’Toole' and Baroness Hoey, 30 years a Labour MP but at-heart forever an Ulster Unionist.

Jul 1, 2021 07:10

Vaccinating the world

Incoming English Health Secretary Sajid Javid is proclaiming the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in the four administrations of the United Kingdom, but have the world’s rich already failed the poor on the timetable for extending vaccinations across the whole planet? Alex speaks to Dr. Jerome Kim, secretary general of the Seoul-based International Vaccination Institute, about the dangers of a coronavirus variant emerging out of Africa or Asia, which could threaten all of the progress made to date.

Jun 24, 2021 07:39

Most hated to national treasure

Once dubbed the “most hated man in Britain” by the mainstream media, he has now acquired a status as something of “a national treasure.” On the release of a new film charting his half-century of activism for human and gay rights, Alex Salmond interviews the controversialist Peter Tatchell and asks whether the OutRage! campaigner is entirely comfortable that many of his views have now been adopted by the establishment.

Jun 17, 2021 08:44

The auld enemy

The England-Scotland football match is the oldest fixture in international football, and its fiercest rivalry – and this week’s Alex Salmond Show comes from Wembley Stadium. Friday’s showdown has England as firm favourites, but in the early days of the beautiful game, it was Scotland who were the dominant side with Andrew Watson, the world’s first black international footballer, leading his Scotland team to a 6-1 triumph. Alex interviews England legends John Barnes and Mark Walters, football historian Llew Walker, former Scotland women’s captain Ifeoma Dieke, and top pundit Jim Spence about football – and the politics of England against Scotland.