Could those using ‘populist’ to insult Alex Salmond please elaborate?

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Could those using ‘populist’ to insult Alex Salmond please elaborate?

IT was heartening, indeed humbling, to read the piece by Craig Meighan (Call for zero tolerance on abuse during campaign, April 26) and I hope everyone takes notice and respects the wishes of the family of the late Charles Kennedy, in light of the tragic circumstances surrounding the “abhorrent personal abuse” he suffered at the time of the 2015 General Election campaign.

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Could those using ‘populist’ to insult Alex Salmond please elaborate?