Alex Salmond Roasted For Voting On English Issues

9 March 2016, 14:26

Caller Roasts Salmond For Voting On English Issues

Alex Salmond gets a rough ride from a Scottish caller who wants him to stop voting on English issues.


Watch Alex Salmond fight back against a caller who says the SNP man shouldn't be voting on issues that don't impact on Scotland.

The outspoken Former First Minister defended his party's right to vote on English Sunday Trading legislation and other issues that don't relate to Scots.

Paul in Paisley said he was being "unethical" voting on matters that did not affect his constituents: "You're basically doing this because you're trying to provoke anger with English voters, to call for an English national parliament.

"You poke people with a stick. You should not ethically be having a vote on this, or fox hunting, or anything else to do with [English laws]."

Salmond responded by claiming that English "doctors, cabbies are all in favour of the things I say on this programme." He insisted that sticking up for English workers was important for Scottish politicians too, as employment protection law is not devolved.

Iain Dale kept up the pressure on Salmond: "It's no business of yours what happens in England, is it?"

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