• Visitors can check out the Forum FAQ by clicking this link. You have to register before you can post: click the REGISTER link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. View our Forum Privacy Policy.

Alex Salmond to continue to host weekly RT programme

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Alex Salmond to continue to host weekly RT programme

    Alex Salmond will continue to host his own television programme despite being charged with attempted rape and sexual assault, BBC Scotland has learned.

    Russian broadcaster RT said it would continue to air The Alex Salmond Show.

    The former first minister faced 14 charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, also including breach of the peace and indecent assault.

    He made no plea during the hearing and outside court he said he was "innocent of any criminality".

    Alex Salmond to continue to host weekly RT programme - BBC News

    Pity treason is not on the list of his charges

    #2
    Alex Salmond case: What's going on? - BBC News


    Contempt of Court laws tend to be more strictly adhered to in Scotland than they are elsewhere in the UK, and are designed to ensure that the accused - no matter who they are - is able to receive a fair trial without jurors being swayed by media speculation.

    This is particularly tricky for a high-profile figure such as Mr Salmond, and the Crown Office has stressed that the contempt laws also apply to social media and blogs - meaning anyone who tweets or posts anything that could potentially prejudice the case could face prosecution.

    Anyone found guilty of contempt can be jailed for up to two years, or face a heavy fine.

    Comment


      #3
      So RT are adopting an innocent until proven guilty approach to this.

      How utterly backward those Russians are.
      "Is someone you don't like allowed to say something you don't like? If that is the case then we have free speech."- Elon Musk

      Comment


        #4
        If Alex Salmond goes to trial and he doesn't like the result, will he campaign for another one until it goes his way?

        Comment


          #5
          Originally posted by Jog On View Post
          So RT are adopting an innocent until proven guilty approach to this.

          How utterly backward those Russians are.
          Yeah, pretty backwards position for a country where Troikas were deciding fate of people on the basis of hearsay and “guilty” were executed shortly after, the country where law doctrine was that confession is the best proof of crime ever.

          Comment


            #6
            Originally posted by AtW View Post
            Yeah, pretty backwards position for a country where Troikas were deciding fate of people on the basis of hearsay and “guilty” were executed shortly after, the country where law doctrine was that confession is the best proof of crime ever.
            Savages....

            The sooner we completely destroy civilisation as we know and utterly ruin the entire planet the better I say!
            "Is someone you don't like allowed to say something you don't like? If that is the case then we have free speech."- Elon Musk

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Jog On View Post
              So RT are adopting an innocent until proven guilty approach to this.

              How utterly backward those Russians are.
              Double plus goodthink., Comrade.

              Comment


                #8
                It’s real pity all POS in the West who like Russia don’t move there to live, should be compulsory really - go live there for 7-10, and until you do STFU about it

                Comment


                  #9
                  Originally posted by Old Greg View Post
                  Double plus goodthink., Comrade.
                  You love it you slaaaaaag
                  "Is someone you don't like allowed to say something you don't like? If that is the case then we have free speech."- Elon Musk

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Originally posted by AtW View Post
                    It’s real pity all POS in the West who like Russia don’t move there to live, should be compulsory really - go live there for 7-10, and until you do STFU about it
                    Whatever you say - I'm on the side of not having a thermonuclear world war.

                    That's enough squirreling for today - you win, now go treat yourself and bang one out
                    "Is someone you don't like allowed to say something you don't like? If that is the case then we have free speech."- Elon Musk

                    Comment

                    Working...
                    X