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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.

Oct 17, 2019 10:36

Boris’ Brexit breakthrough?

The Alex Salmond Show examines the final countdown to Brexit and finds that if Boris Johnson can square the DUP, he might carry Parliament to support a soft Brexit for Ireland and a hard Brexit for Britain.

But will this potential deal to leave the European Union result in the breakup of the union of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Alex speaks to a panel of three independent-minded MPs, Daniel Kawczynski, Chris Williamson and Angus Brendan MacNeil, plus the SDLP’s Alasdair McDonnell, to find out.

Oct 10, 2019 07:26

London’s shame and London’s pride

Continuing the series on homelessness, Alex Salmond speaks to the team behind Buses4Homeless, who are using London’s pride of iconic red buses to offer practical assistance in tackling London’s shame of record levels of rough sleeping.

Oct 3, 2019 07:27

The Brixton soup kitchen

As reports this week that the deaths of homeless people rose by a record 22 percent last year in England and Wales alone, we visit one of London’s foremost soup kitchens in Brixton, and speak to co-founder Soloman Smith and Dr. Mahamed Hashi, Labour councillor, Lambeth.

Sep 26, 2019 07:43

The unlawful prorogue

With the Supreme Court adding a sensational chapter to the Brexit autumn, by ruling Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament unlawful, the Alex Salmond Show turns to its team of top political commentators, Peter Oborne, Lembit Opik and Ruth Wishart, to explain the latest dramatic developments and to forecast what is next for the Prime Minister - and what is next for Brexit?

Sep 19, 2019 09:06

The new economic order

In the concluding part of a series on the political economy of Brexit, the Alex Salmond Show turns to two leading international economists to debate world trends. Michael O’Sullivan, author of “The Levelling: What’s Next After Globalization,” looks to the new economic realities confronting countries large and small, while Professor Carles Boix explains why many small countries have been better able to adapt to the social pressures of the global economy than their larger neighbours.

Sep 12, 2019 09:42

The political economy of Brexit

In the second in a series on UK economic trends, Alex interviews two leading commenters, from north and south of the Scotland-England border, on the political economy of Brexit and the extent to which the debate is being governed by underlying economic conditions.

From Scotland, former MP George Kerevan details an economic prospectus that offers an alternative to the consensus austerity position of liberal democracies; while, from England, taxation specialist Professor Richard Murphy spells out some of the practical unintended consequences of a hard Brexit, which the Government has not taken into account.