Nicola Sturgeon

Eilish McColgan gold medal brings ‘a tear in the eye’, says Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said it brought a “tear in the eye” to see Scottish runner Eilish McColgan win the 10,000-metre Commonwealth Games final.McColgan won gold at the Games in Birmingham in a record time of 30:48:60 to match her mother Liz McColgan’s gold at the 1986 Games in Edinburgh. It is her first major title.Ms Sturgeon tweeted: “What an absolutely amazing night for Team Scotland – congratulations to all our medal winners so far in these Commonwealth Games.GOLD! 🥇What a run from Eilish McColgan to win the Commonwealth Games 10,000m title 32 years after her mum! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿And a...
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Jacob Rees-Mogg says Nicola Sturgeon is ‘always moaning’ and ‘waffles on endlessly’

Jacob Rees-Mogg has said that Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon is "very often wrong" and "always moaning."The Brexit opportunities minister told Sky News that Sturgeon should be held accountable for "failing to deliver for the people of Scotland" while "waffling on endlessly" about holding an independence referendum. In reference to an independence referendum, Rees-Mogg said that Scotland "got through the pandemic" because of support from the UK's taxpayers and "firepower," while Sturgeon wanted a "permanent lockdown."Click here to sign up to our newsletters.
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Nicola Sturgeon is an attention seeker - Liz Truss

Conservative leadership hopeful Liz Truss has claimed it is best to ignore "attention seeker" Nicola Sturgeon. The foreign secretary criticised Scotland's first minister before ruling out a second independence referendum. Speaking at a hustings event in Exeter, Ms Truss described herself as "a child of the Union", having spent some...

Nicola Sturgeon is an ‘attention seeker’ best ignored, claims Liz Truss

Liz Truss has claimed it is best to ignore “attention seeker” Nicola Sturgeon.The Conservative Party leadership candidate criticised Scotland’s First Minister before ruling out a second independence referendum.Ms Truss, speaking at a hustings event in Exeter, referenced growing up in Paisley before saying: “I feel like I’m a child of the union, I really believe we’re a family and we’re better together and I think the best thing to do with Nicola Sturgeon is ignore her.”Tory members cheered and applauded the comment, with the Foreign Secretary adding: “She’s an attention seeker, that’s what she is.“What we need to do is...

Why Nicola Sturgeon always sends for John Swinney

John Swinney is returning to one of his old jobs, standing in for Kate Forbes as the Scottish finance secretary heads off on maternity leave. The former SNP leader is Scotland's longest-serving deputy first minister, as well as one of Nicola Sturgeon's most trusted allies. So how has his political...

Nicola Sturgeon: I did not pay much attention to protest by Alba MPs

Scotland’s First Minister said she “didn’t pay much attention” to a protest that resulted in two of her former MPs being suspended from the House of Commons.Neale Hanvey and Kenny MacAskill, who defected to the Alba Party last year after it was launched by former first minister Alex Salmond, disrupted the Commons chamber at the beginning of Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday.Mr MacAskill could be heard trying to raise a point of order and appeared to say “we need a referendum”, before he was drowned out by other MPs.The Speaker’s Office confirmed the pair have been suspended from the Commons...

Nicola Sturgeon wants to meet new PM for indyref2 talks

Nicola Sturgeon has said she wants to meet the next prime minister for talks over her plan to hold an independence referendum next year. The first minister said she would potentially be willing to compromise on some of the details of the plan. But she said whoever replaces Boris Johnson...