Salmond forms minority government

The Scottish Nationalist Party leader Alex Salmond has been voted in as First Minister of a minority government in the Scottish Parliament, by 49 votes to 46, with the support of the Green Party.. and by the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats abstaining in the vote. His acceptance speech is here. That minority govement should mean, as Michael White points out in the Guardian, “Mr Salmond’s plans for independence are pinned down at all corners.”