Nicola Sturgeon

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…

Independence is the SNP’s day job. Everything else is a distraction

16 June 2017 14:44

‘Get back to the day job.’ The six magic words that delivered the Scottish Tories their best election night in…

How long can Nicola Sturgeon pretend that nothing has changed?

15 June 2017 11:22

Is Nicola Sturgeon, not to put too fine a point on things, losing it? Just six weeks ago this question…

Nicola Sturgeon has just kebabed Kezia Dugdale in the STV debate

6 June 2017 23:35

For much of last night’s STV debate, the last such contest in Scotland in this election, it looked as though…

Nicola Sturgeon raises prospect of a SNP-Corbyn ‘progressive alliance’ in Westminster

28 May 2017 19:42

The most memorable poster of the 2015 general election campaign was an image of Alex Salmond with Ed Miliband snug…

Nicola Sturgeon knows her policy – but her only real concern is independence

28 May 2017 19:36

No-one has ever accused Nicola Sturgeon of winging it. Unlike some politicians, she enjoys doing her homework. If you want…

Andrew Neil interviews Nicola Sturgeon: Full transcript

28 May 2017 19:18

AN: Nicola Sturgeon the SNP has governed Scotland for ten years, so can we start by agreeing that the performance…

Nurse who confronted Nicola Sturgeon in TV debate is smeared by SNP

21 May 2017 22:51

Well, that didn’t take long. When the BBC Scotland leaders’ debate finished, it was clear who the star had been: Claire…

The night the audience turned on Nicola Sturgeon

21 May 2017 21:55

After the agony of the recent ITV opposition leaders’ debate, the Scottish leaders’ debate felt like a much-needed upgrade – in…

The SNP’s muddled education policy is failing Scottish kids

9 May 2017 12:21

I am afraid that whenever a politician asks to be judged on their record, it is sensible to assume this…

The Tory revival in Scotland belongs to the Unionists

6 May 2017 15:11

Well, then. It turns out that the revival of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party is a real thing. Last…

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

What’s the point of the SNP?

25 April 2017 16:04

Well, golly, Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the SNP and First Minister of Scotland, says this general election has nothing to…

There is something grubby about Theresa May’s snap election

20 April 2017 7:31

Since I suggested last July that Theresa May, newly anointed as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party and Prime…

Nicola Sturgeon’s election response: full text

18 April 2017 11:10

Nicola Sturgeon says that Theresa May has called an early general election in order to ‘force through a hard Brexit’.…

The joys of Brexit

2 April 2017 12:00

The thing that got me about the photo-graph which prompted the Daily Mail’s harmless but now infamous headline ‘Never mind…

Let’s compare Sturgeon and May’s sure-footedness – not their legs

1 April 2017 10:00

One must not make odious comparisons between Mrs May’s legs and those of Ms Sturgeon, but it is not sexist…

Who has the better mandate: Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon?

28 March 2017 18:08

For the last week, the Unionist opposition at the Scottish parliament has enjoyed observing that the Scottish government is happy…

Scottish parliament votes for a second referendum – but Theresa May is unlikely to sway

28 March 2017 17:44

The Scottish Parliament has voted 69-59 for a second Scottish independence referendum. This is no surprise. But it does lend…

The golden rule for Daily Mail hysteria

28 March 2017 15:00

Here’s a cast-iron law of the media in 21st-century Britain: the hysteria about a Daily Mail article will always be…

How Unionists are preparing for a second Scottish referendum

28 March 2017 14:15

This afternoon Scottish Parliament will vote on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum. With MSPs expected to vote in…

The Daily Mail is pulling your leg

28 March 2017 13:34

The top half of the front cover of the Daily Mail today is of course trivial: the big story of…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Scotland, full transcript

27 March 2017 14:01

It is very good to be with you here with you today, and particularly to be able to thank you…

Why is Nicola Sturgeon so cagey about Scotland’s EU future?

26 March 2017 8:30

It’s important to keep an ear out for the rhetoric of Britain’s remaining Remain parties, because they are changing, too. Having…

Sunday political interviews round-up

19 March 2017 19:03

Tim Farron’s fearsome foursome: May, Le Pen, Trump, Putin What can Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrats, do to get…