The people who try to paint Alex Salmond's supporters as irrational, tinfoil hat-wearing "alt-Nats" tend to incredulously make two claims: a) that there "isn't a shred of proof" of a conspiracy against Mr Salmond, and b) that there was no conceivable motivation for a conspiracy anyway. Well, I'll leave others to grapple with the question of whether there's any proof or not, but the idea that there was no possible motive is self-evidently daft.
My problem with the " vast conspiracy against Alex Salmond," theory is what was the motive?— James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) February 23, 2021
He was a busted flush politically, he had lost his seat, so why would all of these people plot against him?
Not saying it didn't happen, I have no inside knowledge, but can't see a reason.
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If you missed my podcast chat with Dr Tim Rideout of the Scottish Currency Group on Monday, you can catch up with it HERE.