'Be ashamed, Alex': Salmond courts controversy with RT

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Former Scottish first minister’s chat show has launched at a time when suspicion of the Kremlin-backed channel is at a peak

Guests from the worlds of politics and the media gathered at the top of Millbank Tower in London last Thursday night for a glitzy event, but little did they know it was to celebrate the latest stage of RT’s controversial growth in the UK.

Alex Salmond, the former first minister of Scotland, had invited people to the launch of the Alex Salmond Show after a successful run at the Edinburgh festival. Details were kept secret in advance, with questions regarding what the show was about and if it would be broadcast on television politely rebutted.

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