New Statesman: Historical figure you identify with?
Alex Salmond: Nelson Mandela
… at lunch with the New Statesman 24 March 2015: menu – fish, chips, mushy peas and pink champagne
- After his answer ‘Nelson Mandela’ Salmond added ‘Everybody of my generation would say that.’ But apart from being self-evident nonsense, he would seek to qualify his hubris, wouldn’t he?
- This is not the first time the ex-first minister has made an inappropriate comparison with South Africa