Alex Salmond won't stand again for Scottish Parliament

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Alex Salmond has said he will not stand for the Scottish Parliament again.

Scotland's former first minister told BuzzFeed: “It’s quite possible to do the two parliaments thing effectively, but for the overlap period only. It shouldn’t be long-term."

In an interview, Mr Salmond also backed left-wing Labour MP Diane Abbott for London's mayor - ruling himself out in the process.

He revealed that he believes Scotland's independence is inevitable. “The destination is set," he said. "We’re now just arguing about the timetable.”