Alex Salmond

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David Milne on top of his house near Donald Trump’s golf course in Aberdeen. Photograph: Michal Wachucik/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the Mexican border to keep out migrants was met with criticism around the world. The latest opposition to th(...)

Stronger In volunteers hand out leaflets in Buchanan Street in Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Scotland does not look like a country about to make an historic decision on its future. With just a week to go, the European Union referendum campaign(...)

John Wallace, chief executive of the Peterhead Port Authority: “We need to guarantee fishermen that when you come to Peterhead you can sell your fish on the day it’s landed.” Photograph: Peter Geoghegan

At 7.30am on a fresh weekday in northeast Scotland, Peterhead fish market is in full swing. Agents representing local fishermen reel off latest prices(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘So far there has been a willingness to keep channels open and to engage - I think the tone has been good’. File photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said the issue of Irish Water must be addressed in advance of the formation of any government if it is to have a(...)

 John Longworth: the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce has been suspended after he called for Britain to leave the European Union. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Professional footballers who hound referees after every decision against them do not believe he will change his mind. They want to influence his subse(...)

Old pals -former Eufa president  Sepp Blatter shakes hands with his protege Michel Platini. Photograph: Michael Buholzer/ AFP’Getty

What kind of person wakes up one morning and thinks sports politics is the way to go? Okay, sports administration, regulation, governance, whatever (...)

Lisa Doyle, the Refugee Council’s head of advocacy, said: “When we are facing the greatest refugee crisis of our time, it is disappointing the prime minister [David Cameron, above] is using flippant remarks to score political points.” Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

David Cameron has been condemned over his response to the refugee crisis in Europe after describing people in a camp in Calais as a “bunch of migrants(...)

Donald Trump has sparked plenty of discussion since his controversial bid for the US presidency began last year. But for the first time the debate abo(...)

Lynton Crosby:  specialises in what his simpering victims call the “politics of fear”. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Britain’s baroque system of honours rarely decorates the kind of punter to whom Lynton Crosby, the political strategist, has devoted his life’s work. (...)

Former first minister and leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party Alex Salmond: “I think it would be very difficult for any Irish government, of any political persuasion, to run counter to Scottish nationalism.” Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For a man who just returned to Westminster last May after an eight-year absence, Alex Salmond moves through the Houses of Parliament as if he had neve(...)

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