Nicola Sturgeon says people can hug loved ones from Monday

Emotional Nicola Sturgeon announces people in Scotland will be allowed to hug loved ones again from Monday as she follows Boris Johnson’s lead but urges Scots to ‘use careful judgement’ and limit the number of people they have physical contact with Nicola Sturgeon said that people in Scotland can hug loved ones from Monday Almost … Read more

Fresh blow for Nicola Sturgeon as backing for Scots independence slides

Fresh blow for Nicola Sturgeon as backing for independence slides to lowest level in 18 MONTHS with 54 per cent in favour of the union – while NatWest says it will move to ENGLAND if Scotland breaks away Nicola Sturgeon trying to use Holyrood elections as platform for new indyref Poll shows Scots support for … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon admits an independent Scotland in the EU WOULD mean a hard border with England

Nicola Sturgeon admits that Scottish independence WOULD mean a hard border with England if it rejoins the EU but claims businesses will not ‘suffer’ She said Scotland would try to negotiate arrangements to ‘keep trade flowing’  But unionists accused her of planning a ‘hammer blow’ for businesses   Tories said SNP ‘are clueless about the economic … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon reveals Moderna jab is ALREADY in the UK and Scotland has ‘received its first batch’

Nicola Sturgeon stole a march on Boris Johnson today as she revealed that the first consignment of the eagerly-awaited Moderna vaccine has arrived in the UK.  The First Minister told a press conference the first delivery arrived safely in Scotland yesterday, giving the country three different jabs to administer. Her surprise announcement at lunchtime came … Read more

‘Independence is bigger than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with Nicola Sturgeon

‘Independence is a bigger cause than personalities’: Alex Salmond says he would work with arch foe Nicola Sturgeon to try to break up the UK (but admits they have not spoken for ‘some considerable time’) Ex-First Minister said that ‘independence is a bigger cause than personalities’ Spoke to GMB days after quitting the SNP to … Read more

Gordon Brown tells Nicola Sturgeon to stop ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence

Former prime minister Gordon Brown accused Nicola Sturgeon of ‘petty politicking’ over Scottish independence today, telling the First Minister to focus on Covid and nothing else.  In his first major intervention in the Holyrood election campaign the former Labour leader said that the SNP chief should ‘put her constitutional argument to one side and focus … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates

Nicola Sturgeon says Alex Salmond should not be included in election TV debates because his new Alba Party is too small as she sets outs plans for £60m fund to revamp play parks First Minister launches scathing attack on SNP predecessor ahead of election Salmond will write to broadcasters to ensure ‘fairness and parity of … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon launches another attack on Alex Salmond as Alba recruits 4,000 members

Nicola Sturgeon has launched an attack on her rival Alex Salmond as his new party Alba recruits 4,000 members, as a devastating poll shows the new party is only predicted to get three per cent of the vote. Alex Salmond would have been ‘wanting and expecting’ a larger number of politicians to defect to his … Read more

STEPHEN GLOVER: Nicola Sturgeon is using our money in her battle to break up Britain

Like most unionists, I have long been in favour of Scotland receiving more than its fair share of public spending. If this was the price of keeping the United Kingdom in one piece, we should pay it. But is it possible that these transfers of money under the so-called Barnett formula are having the opposite … Read more

Nicola Sturgeon announces virtual election tour of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon today tried to move on from her disastrous first TV election debate appearance as she insisted fighting the coronavirus pandemic will remain her ‘number one priority’ if re-elected as Scottish First Minister.  Ms Sturgeon faced fury from her political opponents last night over her plans to hold a divisive independence referendum as the … Read more