For Alex Salmond and his new Alba party, the prospects are not looking good | David Clegg

For Alex Salmond and his new Alba party, the prospects are not looking good | David Clegg

The Guardian

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A new poll forecasts no seats won in next month’s Holyrood elections – and he has a dreadful net favourability rating of -61

It’s Al-a-buh.

Of all the controversies surrounding Alex Salmond’s new political party, his inability to pronounce it was the most unexpected. When you’re one of the most famous Scottish nationalists in history, launching a new party named after the Gaelic word for Scotland, you really should research how to say it in the native tongue. Instead, the former first minister enraged purists and amused opponents by enunciating Alba with a suspiciously Sassenach two syllables.

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