Thursday, November 22, 2007

"I Love Iain Dale's Diary" Says Alex Salmond

Fraser Nelson has an interview with Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond in this week's Spectator. Read it HERE. Sadly Fraser didn't include this little exchange, but emailed it to me instead...

Q: Might you stand against Brown?
A: I read that in Iain Dale’s Diary, his blog. l love his diary but that didn’t come from me and I told him it was nonsense. I have got … for goodness sake, I am the member of parliament for Banff and Buchan, I am the MSP for Gordon and is that not enough?



Anonymous said...

Dear Iain

I didn't realize that, if only on this one point, Mr Salmon is evidently a young man of taste und discrimination

Yr obedt servant etc


Anonymous said...

AS is being realistic when he says he is already an MSP AND an MP (until the next election), but nevertheless an interesting thought---Brown and Salmond head-to-head for a Westminster seat.
When was the last time a serving Prime Minister lost his seat at a General Election?

Anonymous said...

BBC 10 o'clock news opens with ex-Defence staff opening up an attack on Brown re MOD budget...
a) How come I haven't heard of this before BBC1 decide to tell me(BBC 1 for f**ks sake)

b) Why is there not a blogger covering God's Waiting Room with the same accuity as that attending the Devil's Cock-sucking Queue..?

Matt Wardman said...

As long as Iain Dale's diary doesn't love the Great Pretender in return, I'll let you off.

M. Hristov said...

I’m starting to wonder if someone slipped something into my breakfast coffee.

The day seems to get stranger and stranger.

On comes Steve McClaren, having been sacked but he is grinning from ear to ear (Memo to F.A. Time you realised that Sven wasn’t crap. McClaren was awful and your players are pampered, overrated, spoilt babies.).

Then we have George Osborne and he is grinning from ear to ear, despite the grave possibility of millions losing money (Memo to Osborne. You must be cock-a-hoop about all this but don’t show it.).

Then I turn to the net, after doing a little work. There is a grinning picture of Yvette Cooper and an article about the introduction of HIPs (Home Information Packs) for all properties and an admission that their introduction, for three bedroom properties and above, has slowed the housing market. Presumably it will be slowed further, precipitating a crisis which this government will find difficult to escape from. A bedtime story, for the teenagers who now rule this government.

“Once upon a time there was a man called John Major and he was a Conservative Prime Minister. He wanted to feed a magic snake called the ERM by giving it lots of pounds. He made the pounds fat by feeding them interest rates. Unfortunately that hurt “property owners” and they made sure that Mr Major disappeared in 1997. Moral. Do not muck about with the property market.”

Foot and mouth reared its ugly head once again at Pirbright

Then the former Chiefs of the Defence Staff opened fire on Gordon Brown from the House of Lords.

The Conservatives sprint to 9 points ahead.

There is an extraordinary posting in “The Daily Telegraph”, by Lloyd Shepherd, rambling on about the end of newspapers in 2010 and the subsequent collapse of democracy, except in China.

To cap it all, Alex Salmond praises Iain Dale. Get your kilt on Iain. You could be the Scots Alistair Campbell.

I wonder if this parallel universe will be around tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

Of course, its in 'Eck Salmond's interest to be nice to us Tories right now

Anonymous said...

Alex Salmond is a fine politician- head and shoulders above everyone else in the Scots Parly! It's just the SNP's 'bampot' brigade i have SERIOUS doubts about. On the whole, the team of AS, Sturgeon, and Swinney are appealing. Even in a minority administration they are doing 'no bad' and have attempted to right some of the wrongs of the previous calamity. We have an 'unofficial' coalition of sorts up here:- SNP, Cons & Greens & Margo. Anything to keep labour and the poisonous LibDems out- who have turned decidedly nasty after getting thumped by the SNP.

Roger Thornhill said...

Grief, in that picture Alex looks like Selwyn Froggit!

"Oh No! It's Alex Salmond!"


Anonymous said...

Anon-I think that the last sitting PM to lose his seat in a general election was Balfour in 1906.

Anonymous said...

Balfour wasn't the sitting PM at the 1906 election. He resigned as PM in Dec 1905.