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Salmond is "useful idiot" of Putin regime

March 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today called on Alex Salmond to either use his RT chat show to condemn the actions of the Putin regime or walk away.

Mr Cole-Hamilton said:

"Alex Salmond needs to end his relationship with Russia Today.

"In the space of a week we've seen Vladimir Putin fan anti-Semitism by blaming US election meddling on the Russian jewish community and the nerve agent used in a murder plot on British soil traced back to Russian labs.

"If even a Prime Minister who has faced criticism in recent months over members of her party 'taking the ruble' can call this out, then why can't our former First Minister?'

'Alex Salmond has claimed he has editorial control of his show. If that is true he should condemn these developments.

"Salmond has played the useful (and well paid) idiot in RT's veneer of respectability for long enough."