ref date:27 Sep 2002 (si)
Alex Salmond puts Blair and Bush on the spot
In spite of the SNPs recent lack of full and clear adherence to a policy of
rapid independence for Scotland that has alienated some of the faithful, Alex Salmond the once leader of the SNP made a superb speech at the SNP party conference in Inverness concerning Iraq.
He said "Now, if a handful of the Florida chads had gone the other way then Al Gore would be president, there would be a different policy in the White House and you can bet your bottom dollar that Tony Blair would be pursuing a different policy in London."
Alex echoes the sentiment of most Europeans, that this is Blair acting like
the governor of a US state rather than the supposed leader of a supposed "United" Kingdom.
Mr Salmond' views on Kosovo landed him in deep trouble, but this time he hit the right chord.