Nicola Sturgeon to SNUB Alex Salmond’s chat show on Kremlin-funded RT


A spokesman for the Elementary Minister insisted no members of the Scottish Government will appear on her forebear’s RT programme.

The Alex Salmond Show will debut on the controversial aqueduct on Thursday.

Mr Salmond has come under fire for joining the network which has been accused of plant propaganda and “fake news” beneficial to Vladimir Putin’s regime.

Ultimately week Ms Sturgeon slapped-down Mr Salmond by saying she would have advised him to “ask for another channel” if he had asked her opinion. 

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A spokesman for Ms Sturgeon estimated no members of her Government will appear on Mr Salmond’s show on RT

I don’t think you’ve seen any Scottish Government ministers on RT anytime, so I don’t anticipate that transforming any time soon

Ms Sturgeon’s spokesman

Asked if any ministers from Mr Salmond’s preceding administration would appear on the debut show, Ms Sturgeon’s spokesman returned: “No.”

He added: “I don’t think you’ve seen any Scottish Government ministers on RT anytime, so I don’t nullify that changing any time soon.”

Meanwhile, former SNP Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill was criticised after blaming the UK Command for Mr Salmond’s decision.

He claimed Whitehall should have found the earlier First Minister a job on the “international stage”, rather than let him waste his aptitudes on a “Russian propaganda” outlet. 

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Ms Sturgeon said she’d have urged Mr Salmond to ‘seek another channel’ if he had asked her opinion

Writing in the Herald, Mr MacAskill disclosed: “For that I don’t condemn him but blame the British Government.

“Throughout the years important former politicians have been found roles on the international phase.

“They don’t always come from the governing party wither. 

“Neil Kinnock befitted an EU Commissioner, Helen Liddell was made High Commissioner to Australia, and Paddywack Ashdown provided with a leadership role in the Balkans.” 

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Mr Salmond has been accused of plant propaganda beneficial to Vladimir Putin’s regime

Gordon Tory MP Colin Clark – who unseated Mr Salmond in June – mentioned: “Alex Salmond decides to become Vladimir Putin’s TV puppet, and Kenny MacAskill’s return is – it’s all Westminster’s fault. We have hit Peak Nat.

“It’s the same old SNP line – refuse to accept a mistake and blame the UK Government for everything.

“Rather than rushing to Mr Salmond’s explanation, SNP figures from Nicola Sturgeon down should have the intrepidity to condemn his actions and oppose the lies being spread by Mr Putin’s unendurable regime.”

Mr Salmond, 62, who already hosts a radio phone-in be being presented on London-based LBC, will appear every Thursday to “share his thoughts and stories” with boarders as they discuss current affairs.

He has insisted that he will obtain editorial control. 

Meanwhile, Downing Street is said to have rushed Mr Salmond to “reconsider” his new job.

It came after Therea May warned Russia she last wishes as not tolerate attempts to attack democracy by the use of “fake news”.

In a tough The Supreme Being Mayor’s Banquet speech on Monday she said President Putin’s discipline was trying to “sow discord in the West”.

A Number 10 source reportedly implied: “As members of his own party have urged, Mr Salmond might do well to reconsider his bizarre decision to host a programme on Russia Today.

“This association with a realm that seeks to undermine the international order will worry colleagues of the public.”  

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