Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit bounce

15 October 2019 17:27

There was a fairytale quality to Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the SNP conference this afternoon. On the one hand, she…

Nicola Sturgeon’s dismal failure to stand up to China

21 August 2019 15:51

Nicola Sturgeon fancies herself as something of an international stateswoman, jetting off to the United States to boost her profile…

Nicola Sturgeon is taking Scottish nationalists for a ride

25 April 2019 15:46

There’s an episode of Father Ted in which the simple but endearing Father Dougal gets stuck on a milk float…

Nicola Sturgeon giving her Brexit update to the Scottish Parliament today. (Image: Getty)

Nicola Sturgeon’s play for time

24 April 2019 15:37

Nicola Sturgeon is a reader and, to judge by the statement she has just made to the Scottish parliament on…

Who does Nicola Sturgeon think she is?

7 February 2019 19:35

It’s been a busy old week in Scottish politics. The SNP government is suffering a public backlash over plans to…

Why is Sturgeon rolling out the red carpet for Catalonia’s president?

6 July 2018 8:27

Pity the flunky at Bute House, official residence of Nicola Sturgeon, whose job it is to get the red carpet…

The myth of the SNP’s Brexit ‘power grab’

18 June 2018 17:57

Forgive me if I seem out of sorts but my country has been through a lot this past week. We have…

Sunday shows round-up: Nicola Sturgeon, Keir Starmer, Ken Clarke, Dominic Raab

10 June 2018 18:00

Keir Starmer – Tory Remainers should vote with us The week ahead promises a showdown in the House of Commons…

Scotland’s luvvies are coming unstuck over their bid for the Channel 4 HQ

2 June 2018 13:55

Those who worry that Channel 4 has become risk-averse might be fretting needlessly. The broadcaster has shortlisted Glasgow as a location for…

A Brexit ‘power grab’ could play into the SNP’s hands

16 May 2018 12:44

The stramash between Theresa May’s government in London and Nicola Sturgeon’s ministry in Edinburgh over the need for the devolved…

Why has the SNP inflicted this video on us?

19 January 2018 20:49

I don’t know where people get the idea the SNP is intolerant of criticism. Scotland’s most open-minded party has released…

Sunday shows round-up: Scottish independence scotched (again)

8 October 2017 16:48

Sturgeon – It is ‘premature’ to set a date for second independence referendum The SNP are rounding off this year’s…

Brexit poses fresh problems for Welsh devolution

17 September 2017 10:00

Twenty years ago Wales (barely) said Yes to devolution. Despite a Welsh Assembly being supported by the wildly popular new…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Third Way

6 September 2017 13:45

Nicola Sturgeon is invariably at her most persuasive best when she puts partisanship to one side and emphasises that, in addition…

Scotland’s vast deficit gives nationalists another dose of reality

23 August 2017 11:16

Happy GERS day everyone! For the uninitiated, the publication of the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures has become one…

The SNP’s fatal flaw

22 August 2017 12:37

Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader and occasional first minister of Scotland, has come to a jarring realisation. After 31 years as…

Scottish nationalism is having a nervous breakdown

10 August 2017 14:19

When Nicola Sturgeon’s indyref2 gamble backfired and the SNP got slapped around in the election, it was only a matter of…

Spectator competition winners: The Book of Nicola Sturgeon

9 July 2017 9:45

Inspiration for the latest competition came from Anthony Lane’s terrific ‘The Book of Jeremy Corbyn’, an account of the general…

Nicola Sturgeon asks Scotland for one thing: patience

27 June 2017 16:34

Ever since the general election Nicola Sturgeon has lurked in her tent, contemplating the future. The result of that election,…

Apart from independence, the SNP stands for nothing

17 June 2017 8:30

The deposed Scottish Nationalist MP for East Lothian, George Kerevan, found solace this week in the words of a distinguished…