Jardine raises concerns over Salmond and Scotsman chairman bid

Edinburgh West Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine has raised concerns over Alex Salmond’s ambitions to run the Scotsman newspaper in light of his new job with Vladimir Putin’s state run TV station. 

Mr Salmond is facing heavy criticism for his decision to work with Russia Today.

Ms Jardine said:

“Alex Salmond has attached himself to an organisation which promotes Putin’s agenda and as such is complicit in undermining human rights. 

“I have serious concerns about the implication of this move for the Scottish and UK media.

“This raises serious questions about whether Salmond is an appropriate potential candidate to be chairman of the Scotsman and the Johnston Press - one of the UK’s leading newspaper groups.”

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