Friday, December 11, 2015
Alexander Elliot Anderson Salmond (1954) is a Scottish politician who served as the fourth First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014.
Salmond 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.
Politically, Salmond is one of the foremost proponents of Scottish independence, repeatedly calling for a referendum on the issue. Salmond has campaigned on global warming and in government has committed Scotland to legislation on emission reduction and the generation of renewable energy. The day after the 2014 independence referendum, at which a majority of Scottish voters chose to remain part of the United Kingdom, Salmond announced his intention not to stand for re-election as leader of the SNP at the SNP National Conference in November, and to resign as First Minister thereafter.
In September 2015, Salmond was criticised for stating that "I prefer people of faith to people of no faith or people who have lost their faith".Angry Salmond, a Twitter parody account which introduced hashtags such as #SexySocialism and #VoteSNPGetSexy to the world of politics, is urging people to back the Breast Cancer Campaign.
Since joining Twitter in August 2012, the parody account has gained a following of over 40,000 supporters - with Angry now attempting to use this following to give a vital boost to charity donations.