The former first minister was scolded by Ukip’s Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans for the nationalist’s bid to try and split the 300-year union once again.
Mr Salmond argued Nicola Sturgeon was forging ahead with an “election promise” as he argued the Scottish people were being dragged out of the EU against their will.
However, his remarks were instantly blasted by Ms Evans, who reminded the SNP politician of the one million Scots who voted Leave in June’s referendum.
Suzanne Evans blasted Alex Salmond during a heated exchange on Question Time
The SNP does not represent Scotland
“You talk about Scotland and you talk about the people of Scotland, but what you mean is the SNP, and the SNP does not represent Scotland,” the Ukip politician roared as she was met with rapturous applause.
She continued: “A third of SNP voters voted for Brexit… the Scottish people are very sensible, they know that Scotland economically is four times as reliant on the United Kingdom as it is the European Union.
“I very much hope that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom, it’s a good thing for Scotland to stay because it’s in Scotland’s best interests.
Suzanne Evans accused the former Scottish first minister of not representing Scotland
As Mr Salmond tried to interrupt, Ms Evans moved on to the uncertainty over the Scottish currency, if the country opted to break away from the UK.
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“At the end of the day, after Brexit at least, Alex, I know what currency I’m going to have in my pocket. The SNP, if you leave the United Kingdom, you won’t have a clue what currency you’ll have.”
Later this week, the Scottish Parliament will vote on whether to give the Scottish First Minister the power to call on Westminster for a second independence referendum.
The SNP does not have an overall majority in Scotland, however it’s likely the Scottish Greens will back Ms Sturgeon’s latest plans.
Responding to the criticism, Mr Salmond told Question Time: “When Nicola Sturgeon can’t get an SNP majority for the referendum in Scottish Parliament, she has to secure a majority across the parliament.
“She needs the support from another political party, the Greens, to get that majority.
“She’s not speaking just for the SNP, she’s trying to articulate the view of the nation and whatever the votes for the SNP, which are 20 times more the votes for Ukip, the overwhelming majority of Scotland wants to stay in the single market place.”
Brexit Secretary David Davis promised not to leave Britain 'half in, half out' of the EU
Also appearing on the BBC panel was Brexit Secretary David Davis, who rebuked the idea of any separate EU deal for Scotland.
“Frankly the Scottish National Party does not want to have consensus, it wants to have its own so-called compromised solution which is single market membership for itself,” he said.
“The British people voted to leave the European Union, not stay half in, half out.”