Alex Bell, a witness for the defence, in the recent Salmond trial, has just written the most exquisite political character assassination I’ve ever read. It foretells great trouble for the SNP/SG in the immediate aftermath of the current crisis (as long as the main protagonist survives, didn’t know he’s got underlying medical issues) with the return of Alex Salmond as he seeks vengeance against those he thinks “wronged” him. I would provide a link to it but my WiFi is playing up. I know that it’s slightly far fetched but in an extreme scenario could we see a serious split in the SNP as the internal opposing cliques coalesce around Sturgeon and Salmond and the potential for a new independence supporting party? Our most revered clergyman has previously mooted a new party, we know he’s got a support base that are willing to fund him, Salmond also has a support base out with the party and has previously managed to secure funding, in such a scenario they could potentially start a new party, without the millstone of an openly nationalist name. Interesting times ahead for the SNP potentially, time will tell whether Salmond decides he wants revenge, maybe some of our amateur psychologists/psychiatrists would like to give us our thoughts on Salmond’s character?
ALEX BELL: When your best defence is 'I'm sleazy but not criminal', it's nothing to smile about - The Courier
That mouth. With all his concentration, he wasn’t going to let it smile.