Alex Salmond
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"Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond" is a Scottish people/Scottish politician who served as the List of First Ministers of Scotland#List of First Ministers/fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) for over twenty years, having served for two terms, firstly from 1990 to 2000 and subsequently from 2004 to 2014.

He has been the Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for Aberdeenshire East (Scottish Parliament constituency)/Aberdeenshire East since 2007 (known as Gordon (Scottish Parliament constituency)/Gordon from 2007 to 2011), having previously served as the MSP for Banff and Buchan (Scottish Parliament constituency)/Banff and Buchan from 1999 to 2001. From 1987 to 2010 he served as Member of Parliament (UK)/Member of Parliament for Banff and Buchan (UK Parliament constituency)/Banff and Buchan in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

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Our first democratic Parliament in history - we are going to take that opportunity to move Scotland forward.

On the streets of Livingston people have been asking why the chancellor has failed to do his part to limit the rapid rise in petrol and diesel costs.

It is a war built on lies that has fanned the flames of international terrorism.

We've gone from a small parliamentary party now to being a large one.

The prime minister has just fallen off the high wire.

Their whole by-election plan is in tatters, which is no surprise because everything Mr McConnell puts his fingers on usually collapses or turns to dust.

Nations are nations if they feel themselves to be a nation. And Scotland overwhelmingly feels itself to be a nation.

This winning habit will stand the party in good stead as we build towards winning the 20 first-past-the-post seats we need to win the Scottish election in 2007.

It had 1,000 years as an independent nation before the union.