ONE obvious result of the capture of the SNP national executive by dissident forces is that the path may be open for former leader Alex Salmond to return to party membership. Of course, Alex may not want to – I’m not in his confidence. But his publication of an economic strategy paper last week, co-authored with MSP Alex Neil, suggests the former first minister wants to get back in the political game. The document is entitled “Action Plan to Tackle the Covid Unemployment Crisis in Scotland”. Co-author Neil, like Salmond, is an economist by profession, and was previously cabinet secretary for infrastructure and capital investment – so knows the subject.
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