Mr Salmond, speaking in the House of Commons, claimed that his fellow politicians had been gripped by “mad MP disease” over Brexit and are now taking “the entire country into the hole”.
The former SNP First Minister said triggering Article 50 was “politically crazy”, as he compared the EU referendum decision to the Iraq War, while speaking out in support of pro-EU Tories like Ken Clarke.
Mr Clarke during his own Commons speech railed against Theresa May, claiming she was living in “Alice in Wonderland”, and comparing her leadership to former Tory politician Enoch Powell, most known for his anti-immigration “Rivers of Blood” speech.
In a follow-up interview with Sky News, Burley was quick to leap on his comments.
Kay Burley grilled Alex Salmond over his Brexit denial
Have you gone mad, it is a done deal?
“Alex Salmond joining us now – I’m guessing you must be the Mad Hatter, Mr Salmond?" she asked.
“Have you gone mad, it is a done deal?”
The SNP foreign affairs spokesman responded that Mr Clarke was referring to the Brexiteers as “mad” and that he would be backing his party’s amendment to Article 50 as they seek to bring “sanity” to the Brexit debate in the coming days.
Burley, once again, rebuked the former Scottish leader, telling him: “Ok, but it is a done deal!
“Where are you going to get the votes from?”
The host then challenged Mr Salmond over whether he will finally accept the will of the British people and work with the Prime Minister once her bill is passed through Parliament.
He replied: “Nicola Sturgeon puts forward arguments – and if I may say so – Nicola Sturgeon published her equivalent of the white paper before Christmas as a courtesy to the country, to Scotland, to the Prime Minister and to Sky so her ideas can be read and examined.
“If the Prime Minister at the end of the day says we are not interested in staying in the single market – which many people think we should do – we’re not interested in giving concessions to Scotland. At that stage, if Theresa May flings down the gauntlet I am absolutely certain Nicola Sturgeon will pick it up.”
Theresa May's 12 point Brexit plan Mon, January 16, 2017
It's finally here!
Getty Images 1 of 7
Continued cooperation with the EU to tackle terrorism and international crime.
Mr Salmond concluded that he believes it will be “very likely” a second Scottish independence referendum will be held.
His comments were met with ridicule on social media as viewers launched their own attack on the Scot’s comments.
One Twitter user posted: “And it’s also “very likely” the result will be the same as last time.
“The Scots don’t want independence.”
Another wrote: “You have to feel sorry for normal Scots having this idiot pretending he represents them.”
- 'Frictionless' Irish border aim leads way for single market Scotland
- Osborne squirms as he's told 'Project Fear' campaign caused Brexit
- The key European players who want to block EU from punishing Britain