British Government@LSE public lecture
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2012
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Alex Salmond MSP
Char: Professor Paul Kelly
Alex Salmond will set out his vision for Scotland's future, including the opportunities provided by independence, setting the context for the Scottish government's plans for a referendum.
Alex Salmond is the first minister of Scotland. He was born in Linlithgow in 1954. He attended Linlithgow Academy before studying at St Andrews University, where he graduated with a joint honours MA in Economics and History. He became the first ever SNP First Minister of Scotland in May 2007 and won the Aberdeenshire East constituency at the May 2011 election, when the SNP won a majority of seats of in the Scottish Parliament. MSPs re-elected him unopposed for a second term as First Minister on May 18 2011.
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A transcript of Alex Salmond's speech is available to download. Download 'Independence and Responsibility: the future of Scotland' (PDF - should be viewed in internet explorer or firefox).
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