Nicola Sturgeon

The SNP’s dominance in Scotland is complete

13 January 2017 16:53

Like the past, Scotland is a different country. Things are done differently here. What might be thought eyebrow-raisingly inappropriate in…

Nicola Sturgeon is making it up as she goes along

9 January 2017 14:32

Because the SNP have won so often and so conclusively in recent years there is an understandable temptation to suppose they…

Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster

Politics can be sexist, but Arlene Foster was wrong to play the misogyny card

5 January 2017 17:13

Let’s say you’re a rising minister put in charge of the department for enterprise. You have the great idea to…

The Scottish Saltire and the nationalist flag of Catalonia are held aloft at a rally in Glasgow

It’s no surprise Spain has already blocked Nicola Sturgeon’s half-baked Brexit plan

22 December 2016 15:37

It should come as no surprise that the Spanish government has so swiftly rejected Nicola Sturgeon’s proposal of a bespoke Brexit…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Baldrick moment

21 December 2016 15:00

Yesterday, the Scottish government published its ‘plan’ for life after Brexit. It was, at 60 or so pages, more detailed…

What the papers say: Thin-skinned Theresa May and the merits of Sturgeon’s Brexit plan

21 December 2016 8:46

If any one still doubts the merits of Britain controlling its own borders, look to Germany, says the Daily Telegraph.…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit plan is flawed

20 December 2016 16:38

There is a smart, hi-tech media room in the Scottish government building which overlooks Holyrood – but it has been…

The SNP is failing Scottish pupils by blocking free schools

20 December 2016 13:00

The SNP is consistently criticised for failing to close the achievement gap between the best and worst Scottish state schools.…

Scotland has nothing to gain from staying in the single market

20 December 2016 9:30

The Scottish economy will be left in ruins. Tens of thousands of people will be thrown out of their jobs.…


This St Andrew’s Day, Scottish Tories should count their blessings

30 November 2016 15:47

As is traditional, St Andrew’s Day will be marked in the proper style by expatriate Scots gathering to bless what…

Sturgeon’s secessionist fantasy has been rejected by Europe. So why does she ask Theresa May?

24 October 2016 9:27

‘Downing Street says the PM is set to rebuff calls for a flexible Brexit, which would allow parts of the…

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Press censorship has begun in Scotland

18 October 2016 17:16

The silencing of Stephen Daisley has nagged away at journalism in Scotland for months. His employer, STV, holds the ITV…


Watch: BBC runs video of a gorilla whilst trailing Nicola Sturgeon interview

14 October 2016 10:21

Oh dear. Spare a thought for the brains over at BBC Breakfast today. As the presenters told viewers that they would…

Nicola Sturgeon is caught in an independence referendum fix

14 October 2016 10:03

Nicola Sturgeon is in a bit of a fix. After saying that the Scottish independence referendum was a once-in-a-generation event…

Nicola Sturgeon’s cherished Brexit grievance rears its head

13 October 2016 13:32

Politics is a question of priorities. Push always comes to shove and that’s when you discover what a party really…

Alex Salmond Retains His Post As First Minister And Creates Scotland's First Majority Government

Alex Salmond: Scotland should block Brexit

14 September 2016 18:40

Although Alex Salmond is Scotland’s First Minister no more, luckily the public still have a chance to hear the SNP…

Nicola Sturgeon has promised to ‘protect Scotland's place in Europe’. Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Another poll shows that Brexit hasn’t changed Scottish appetite for independence

13 September 2016 12:34

Throughout the EU referendum campaign, we heard that Brexit would not only sink the UK economy but destroy the Union…


European Parliament appoint Guy Verhofstadt as lead Brexit negotiator

8 September 2016 16:50

As the government try to work out what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ really means ahead of triggering Article 50, an announcement today from…

Sturgeon takes another tiny step towards Scottish independence

6 September 2016 16:21

It has become one of those journalistic clichés to talk about ‘firing the starting gun’ in politics. There has been some debate…

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May says general election will be in 2020

4 September 2016 8:45

Theresa May is on her way to her first G20 summit. But she has still sat down for the traditional…


An independent Scotland would now be bankrupt

24 August 2016 14:15

This time two years ago, the United Kingdom stood on the brink of dissolution. The referendum on Scottish independence hung…

Where has all the money gone, Nicola Sturgeon?

24 August 2016 13:37

Just three years ago, the Scottish government enjoyed claiming that an independent Scotland would be one of the wealthiest countries…


It’s been a year, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

24 August 2016 9:00

This time last year, as images of refugees fleeing Syria dominated the news, a host of charitable figures offered to do their bit…

Palestinian flags are waved by fans during a match between Celtic and Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Glasgow last week. (Photo: Getty)

The SNP has played Scotland’s Catholic Church for a fool

23 August 2016 17:42

In England and other places there can still be surprise when discussion of football in Scotland segues too smoothly into…


Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit test is designed to fail

26 July 2016 8:37

Nicola Sturgeon still believes in Scottish independence. I know, who knew? That’s the point of the SNP, a party Ms…