Alex Salmond ridiculed as new independence party launch ‘descends into farce’ live on-air
Alex Salmond’s political comeback quickly descended into chaos after his new party’s press conference was riddled with technical issues. The former SNP leader announced the creation of a new pro-independence party which will stand in the upcoming Scottish Parliament election. During his press conference this afternoon, Mr Salmond said the Alba Party expected to field at least four candidates across every region of the country.
However, the press conference carrying the launch quickly descended into chaos.
With minutes, the party’s campaign video cut off prematurely, leaving Alex Salmond “staring down the camera without saying anything”.
The launch was also beset by audio difficulties, with many speakers appearing to be muted.
During the question and answer section of the press conference, viewers were unable to hear questions from journalists.