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Alex Salmond Just Paid Tribute To @AngrySalmond In His Final Conference Speech

The outgoing leader of the SNP pledged himself to the cause of #SexySocialDemocracy.

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Alex Salmond ended his second decade-long stint as SNP leader with a party conference speech in which he paid tribute to the @AngrySalmond Twitter account.

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In the closing minutes of his speech to the SNP's annual conference in Perth, Salmond paused for a moment and uttered the soon-to-be-immortal words:

"Conference.... Hashtag sexy social democracy."

(Click the speaker sign to listen to the Vine.)

He was referencing the runaway star of the Scottish independence referendum: @AngrySalmond, the creator of the ever-popular #SexySocialism hashtag.

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The mysterious person behind @AngrySalmond told BuzzFeed News last week: “I didn’t lose the referendum. ... I simply repositioned the location of victory.”

But now there's a new, more moderate hashtag in town. And people love it:

Alex Salmond breaks the internet. #SexySocialDemocracy

Scott Macdonald@scott_effFollow

Alex Salmond breaks the internet. #SexySocialDemocracy

3:56 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Now we're the party of #sexysocialdemocracy, a calendar can't be far behind. Here's my suggestion for Mr March.

Sarah F@Sarah_F25Follow

Now we're the party of #sexysocialdemocracy, a calendar can't be far behind. Here's my suggestion for Mr March.

4:25 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It's already gaining traction.

We need to change our border sign to... WELCOME TO SCOTLAND The home of #sexysocialdemocracy

Rach Arnott@rachaelarnottFollow

We need to change our border sign to...

WELCOME TO SCOTLAND

The home of #sexysocialdemocracy

4:15 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the leading lights of the pro-independence movement are signed up.

Perhaps we should use SSD as a label, to replace Yes or "the 45". #sexysocialdemocracy

Wings Over Scotland@WingsScotlandFollow

Perhaps we should use SSD as a label, to replace Yes or "the 45". #sexysocialdemocracy

3:57 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Leading SNP politicians paid tribute to the influence of @AngrySalmond on Scottish politics.

@AlexSalmond last words to conference #SexySocialDemocracy @AngrySalmond will be delighted!

Humza Yousaf@HumzaYousafFollow

@AlexSalmond last words to conference #SexySocialDemocracy @AngrySalmond will be delighted!

3:54 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the outgoing first minister managed to get his new hashtag trending across the UK.

Trend Alert: #sexysocialdemocracy. More trends at http://t.co/do7HdxNNvg #trndnl

Trendinalia UK@trendinaliaGBFollow

Trend Alert: #sexysocialdemocracy. More trends at http://t.co/do7HdxNNvg #trndnl

4:17 PM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The SNP will be hoping to march onwards under Nicola Sturgeon, powered by #SexySocialDemocracy.

Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Jim Waterson at jim.waterson@buzzfeed.com.

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