Shelagh Fogarty is Leading Britain's Conversation.
27 January 2016, 16:38
Salmond: Cameron Migrant Comments "Calculated"
Alex Salmond is in blistering form as he slams the Prime Minister and his 'bunch of migrants' comment.
Alex Salmond is in blistering form as he slams David Cameron's "pretty disgusting" comments about a 'bunch of migrants'.
Responding to a question from caller Usman in Hackney during his weekly LBC Phone-In, Salmond remarked that the Prime Minister "had form" for such comments.
"Previously he described people as a swarm, so I don't know if bunch is an improvement.
"Most stuff at Prime Minister's Questions is rehearsed, so my charge against David Cameron is not just that he's describing people in pretty disgusting terms but he's doing it deliberately...I think this is calculated, I think this is much worse."
Slamming the comments as "disgusting spin", Salmond continued: "If we'd applied to the Jewish refugees in the 1930s that sort of language, or that sort of attitude, then the world would have been deprived of Albert Einstein, Madeleine Albright, Marelene Dietrich.
"Especially on Holocaust Memorial Day, we should start concentrating on the contribution that these people can make to societies."