Alex Salmond: I HAVE read a book
SNP bigwig Alex Salmond today proudly announced that he has read a book.
The former Scottish first minister hit back after an interview with a student paper sparked confusion over his literary prowess.
Edinburgh University's newspaper – The Student – quoted him as saying of a past appearance at the city’s book festival: “The only problem was that I had never read a book.
“I appeared for eight years straight without reading a book, until the very end when I had. Only in my last year had I actually read a book.”
But after the story was picked up by The Times, Mr Salmond came out fighting to save his reputation as a reader, with a swipe at two journalists.
Indeed, the relevant passage in the online version of the interview now reads: “The only problem was that I had never wrote a book!
“I appeared for eight years straight without writing a book, until the very end when I had. Only in my last year had I actually wrote a book!”