The conference crowd in 2019

From Libby Brooks in the Guardian today:

‘While it is impossible to overestimate Salmond’s impact on the Scottish independence movement, among many younger activists surveyed by the Guardian, their view of Salmond – brutal as it may be – is as a historical figure, “yesterday’s man”, and “irrelevant”.’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/mar/24/salmonds-acquittal-could-make-him-the-snps-biggest-challenge

No surprise that we do not see again the word ‘survey’ nor any actual figures for ‘many’ but I really doubt there’s much evidence for that suggestion of Salmond being a ‘yesterday man’. At 65 he’s a bit younger than many in that hall and, in my experience on the streets, younger than most of us leafleteers last December.

Is Libby Brook’s assessment just what you might expect from someone well inside the ‘commentariat’ bubble and perhaps uber-feminist?