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Alex Salmond on the "nonsense" of the UK.

"Delegates, conference, in 2014, the nonsense ends."

Alex Salmond rallies the Scottish National Party at the opening of its autumn conference.

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond carries a sliver putter signifying the next location of the Ryder Cup. Photograph: Getty Images.
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The New Statesman Cover | Wanted: An opposition

A first look at this week's magazine.

March 31 - April 6 
Wanted: An opposition