Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfall: The Cochrane Diaries

Alex Salmond: My Part in His Downfall: The Cochrane Diaries

Alan Cochrane


Alan Cochrane – or ‘that ghastly guy from the Telegraph’, as Alex Salmond’s spouse calls him – emerged as a Unionist hero in Scotland’s contemporary independence conflict. utilizing his day-by-day newspaper column and his enviable record of Westminster and Scottish contacts, the veteran journalist fastened a private venture to make sure the survival of the uk and the downfall of Alex Salmond’s Scottish nationalist reason. whilst, Cochrane used to be secretly holding a diary charting each twist and switch within the crusade, from Westminster’s selection on even if to permit the poll to head forward to Gordon Brown’s overdue access onto the scene as tensions fastened within the No camp. throughout the pages of this illuminating magazine, Cochrane finds the reality approximately how the united kingdom was once received, providing biting research, telling element and infrequently trenchant wit. because the polls narrowed within the run-up to 18 September, the ancient struggle for Britain introduced out the simplest and the worst within the characters concerned. along with his behind-the-scenes entry to David Cameron, Alistair Darling, Gordon Brown and everybody in among, Alan Cochrane increases the curtain at the panicked, incompetent and cynical global of recent politics, sparing nobody from his acerbic tongue.

"The e-book is most unlikely to parody simply because at some point soon whereas writing it Cochrane turned a self-parody."
-- STV News

'In normal, BBC Scotland is full of humans whose default place is left, left, Nat, Nat, left. yet now not very discerning left, both. They’re simply now not very bright.'

-- March 17, 2012, quote from The Cochrane Diaries.

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