By Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson
Government health warning: Some strong words have been used on occasion due the author not being keen on bony fish such as Sturgeon.
It is also quite long so get yourself emergency rations and something good to drink.
Perhaps rather late now given that she has just resigned as First minister as Wednesday 15th February, 2023. Still, I did write some stuff on her elsewhere, links at the end if you are bored.
Anyway, in full she is Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon. To those who are in the know, the middle name will not come as a surprise. Whether she is related to ‘sod all’ Neil Ferguson is not known.
Or indeed to royalty via Sarah Ferguson, although I think Nicola fancies herself as de facto queen of Scotland.
Or maybe she is the tractor company, a suitable vehicle to get one out of the mire. Mm…that one is straining the imagination I think.
Here is my take down to help her on the way out, give her a hearty kick up the backside as it were.
Italic text from this Wikipedia link unless otherwise stated. I will extract text as I see fit to comment on.
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon (born 19 July 1970) is a Scottish politician who has served as First Minister of Scotland and Leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) since 2014.
On 15 February 2023, Sturgeon announced that she would resign as first minister and SNP leader once a new leader is elected. She is the first woman to hold either position.
I wonder who the WEF will decide to install in her place?
Born in Ayrshire, Sturgeon is a law graduate of the University of Glasgow, having worked as a solicitor in Glasgow before her election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
As I like to say there are lawyers, damn lawyers and in this case, Nicola Sturgeon.
She served successively as the SNP’s shadow minister for education, health, and justice. In 2004, Sturgeon announced she would stand as a candidate for the leadership of the SNP; however, she later withdrew from the contest in favour of Alex Salmond, standing instead as depute (deputy) leader on a joint ticket with Salmond.
The whole thing of course was very fishy, a Sturgeon and a Salmon (sic) at the same time.
Both were subsequently elected, and as Salmond was still an MP in the British House of Commons, Sturgeon led the SNP in the Scottish Parliament as Leader of the Opposition from 2004 to 2007. The SNP won the highest number of seats in the Scottish Parliament in the 2007 election and Salmond was subsequently appointed first minister.
He appointed Sturgeon as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing. As Health Secretary, she scrapped prescription charges and was widely recognised for her handling of the 2009 swine flu pandemic.
Recognised for speaking daily about the situation and how marvellous she and the SNP were. Even though as we now know she could do sod all about it, as the ‘flu is not infectious.
The SNP won a landslide majority in 2011
As the scots all thought, well many of them thought, that the SNP had done a marvellous job at handling the swine ‘flu pandemic.
Before seeking solace in the bottle of whisky again.
and a year later Salmond appointed her as Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Capital Investment and Cities. In her new role Sturgeon oversaw the legislative process for the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence and she was in charge of the SNP’s referendum campaign.
Which was far more important than making sure things worked well on the trains, ferries etc.
Following the defeat of the Yes Scotland campaign in the referendum, Salmond resigned and Sturgeon was elected unopposed as SNP leader in November 2014 and appointed as first minister.
As no one else had the ability or confidence to give it a go. At least Nicola had the confidence.
Mmm, what was that? No, that’s it, just the confidence.
Sturgeon led the SNP through the 2015 general election, when it enjoyed a surge in support, recording a number of swings of over 30% from Labour, as it won 56 of the 59 Scottish seats and replaced the Liberal Democrats as the third-largest party in the British House of Commons.
Does anyone remember who the Liberal Democrats are?
Sturgeon led the Scottish Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, implementing a series of restrictions on social gatherings and rolling out the vaccine programme.
To squash the unsuspecting masses.
The SNP gained a seat in the 2021 Scottish Parliament election, winning 64 seats, but fell one seat short of a majority. Sturgeon’s government subsequently entered a power-sharing agreement with the Scottish Greens.
Scottish Greens is an oxymoron as everyone knows that the Scots don’t like their greens. The nearest thing to a salad that Glaswegians get is a deep fried Mars Bar so I’ve heard.
On 25 May 2022, Sturgeon became the longest-serving First Minister of Scotland, surpassing the previous record held by her predecessor.
Wow, amazing, I am stunned! What else did she do? Anybody help me please?
Politically, Sturgeon has campaigned in favour for Scottish independence. In the 2016 UK referendum on European Union membership, voters in Scotland voted by 62% to remain in the European Union, despite Brexit receiving 52% of the vote across the UK.
Which just goes to show that the Scots just love the EU. But then France and Scotland have been thick for years…sorry, thick as thieves for years. The law system is similar I believe, as is the buying and selling of houses for example.
Both before and after the vote to leave the EU, Sturgeon’s government has repeatedly advocated for a second referendum on independence. She has made several demands for a Section 30 order, however, they have been declined by both Theresa May and Boris Johnson, with Liz Truss stating she would “ignore” Sturgeon’s future requests.
There are rumours that Liz Truss was hoping to grant an order under the Section 2 Mental Health Act. However, the WEF/EU disagreed so had her removed and replaced her with the ‘Hi risk anus’ Rishi Sunak.
In June 2022, Sturgeon launched her government’s campaign for a second referendum to be held on 19 October 2023, subject to UK Supreme Court ruling. On 23 November 2022, the UK Supreme Court ruled the Scottish government cannot hold an independence referendum without the UK government’s consent.
So ya, boo, sucks. What a waste of time and money.
Early years and family
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon was born in Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, on 19 July 1970.
Allegedly. There is a link to her birth certificate but the page is no longer there. Why is this??
She is the eldest of two daughters born to Joan Kerr Sturgeon (née Ferguson, born 23 October 1952), a dental nurse, and Robin Sturgeon (born 28 September 1948), an electrician.
I think her father must be the missing link between birds and fish. Someone should tell David Attenborough.
Her younger sister, Gillian Sturgeon, is an NHS worker.
Well, some people do make mistakes in their careers. Apparently she is into the occult. It says here
“NICOLA Sturgeon’s sister has launched a bizarre career as a psychic medium.”
Gillian Sturgeon is flogging tarot readings to her online fans for £12 a go.
Gillian warns followers that she doesn’t do tarot reading in the “conventional way” and is taking tips from a reality TV star.
It is rumoured the reality TV star is in fact Nicola in disguise.
Her family has some roots in North East England; her paternal grandmother, Margaret Sturgeon (née Mill), was from Ryhope in what is now the City of Sunderland. Her grandmother married Robert Sturgeon, a gardener from Ayr, at St Paul’s Parish Church in 1943, and they both eventually moved back to the south west of Scotland. Sturgeon grew up in Prestwick and in the village of Dreghorn,
So she could say in the local dialect, ‘That’s where I was dregged (sic) up’.
in a terraced council house, which her parents bought through the right-to-buy scheme.
For which she can thank Maggie Thatcher although I gather she hated Maggie. That’s hypocrisy for you.
Sturgeon was a quiet child and has been described by her younger sister as “the sensible one” of the two.
Which is not saying much.
Sturgeon was shy and has said that she “much preferred to sit with my head in a book than talking to people”. She developed a passion for books and reading which continued into adult life. She has described herself as being an “austere” teen whose style tended towards goth, adding that “if you see pictures of me back then, you would struggle to know whether I was a boy or a girl”.
Which helps us understand her support for the transgender movement.
And why she is quite mad.
Cartoon by Bob Moran
Sturgeon was a fan of Wham! and Duran Duran, and enjoyed spending Saturday nights at Frosty’s Ice Disco in Irvine.
Education and legal career
She attended Dreghorn Primary School from 1975 to 1982 and Greenwood Academy from 1982 to 1988. She later studied law at the University of Glasgow School of Law, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1992 and a Diploma in Legal Practice the following year. During her time at the University of Glasgow she was active as a member of the Glasgow University Scottish Nationalist Association and the Glasgow University Students’ Representative Council.
I see that ‘Scottish Nationalist Association’ anagrams to the following among many others;
Top three single words:
Full anagrams include:
cio OSI Satan in Satan toil cost shit
Satan Satan co nihilists Soc toitoi
Satan catholicisation insist soot
No wonder Scotland has problems.
As regards the Students’ Representative Council the top single word apart from representative is non-destructiveness.
At least it can’t have Satan in it. Unless we add Glasgow with the extra ‘a’!
I’m not sure they might not have similar problems due to being in Glasgow. This link indicates some serious problems with student numbers.
Of course this is a type of immigration in its own way. I wonder what the students would think of that.
But the same arguments apply for the immigration across the channel; the UK cannot effectively cope with the increase in population.
Following her graduation, Sturgeon completed her legal traineeship at McClure Naismith, a Glasgow firm of solicitors, in 1995. After qualifying as a solicitor, she worked for Bell & Craig, a firm of solicitors in Stirling, and later at the Drumchapel Law Centre in and a Money Advice Centre in Glasgow from 1997 until her election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999.
She only had 7 years working as a lawyer. Although she has been lawying (sic) ever since.
Early political years
In her early teens, Sturgeon joined the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and in 1986, at the age of 16, she became a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), quickly becoming the party’s Youth Affairs Vice Convener and Publicity Vice Convener. She joined the SNP following an assumption by her English teacher, who was a Labour councillor, she would be a Labour supporter.
Please note the Scottish National Party is an anagram of ‘anarchist potto nastily’. This might explain matters.
In the 1987 UK General election, Sturgeon got her first taste of campaigning, going door-to-door to get her local SNP candidate, Kay Ullrich, elected to Westminster. Despite Ullrich failing to win the seat, Sturgeon ploughed her political energy to the Young Scottish Nationalists (now the Young Scots For Independence), joining its national executive when she was 17.
The Young Scottish Nationalists are also known as the Young Actions Hot Stalinists. As you might have guessed this is an anagram.
They are now known as Young Conceited Fend Persons. As you might have guessed this is an anagram of Young Scots For Independence.
In an interview with the BBC’s Woman’s Hour, Sturgeon revealed that it was Margaret Thatcher who inspired her to enter politics, because, due to rising unemployment in Scotland at the time, she developed “a strong feeling that it was wrong for Scotland to be governed by a Tory government that we hadn’t elected”.
I felt like that when Gordon Brown became prime minister for the UK despite the fact nobody elected him at all. He is Scottish. In fact we have had quite a few Scottish P.M.’s which the Scots conveniently forget when it suits them.
Thatcher was the motivation for my entire political career. I hated everything she stood for.
— Nicola Sturgeon, Sturgeon’s views on Margaret Thatcher
I don’t think people are too keen on what you stand for Nicola. LGBT nonsense and incompetence are not a good mix.
She became the youngest ever parliamentary candidate in Scotland in the 1992 general election. Aged 21, Sturgeon was selected as the SNP candidate in the Glasgow Shettleston constituency. She was unsuccessful, having been beaten by almost 15,000 votes by Labour.
Labour voters back then had some sense.
Sturgeon also stood unsuccessfully as the SNP candidate for the Irvine North ward on Cunninghame District Council in May 1992, for the Baillieston/Mount Vernon ward on Strathclyde Regional Council in 1994, and for the Bridgeton ward on Glasgow City Council in 1995.
Voters still being sensible.
In the mid-1990s Sturgeon and Charles Kennedy went together on a political study visit to Australia.
There are a couple of footnote links including this.
It says they skived off to see a film. Perhaps this is where taxpayers’ money goes.
The 1997 general election saw Sturgeon selected to fight the Glasgow Govan seat for the SNP. Boundary changes meant that the notional Labour majority in the seat had increased substantially. However, infighting between the two rival candidates for the Labour nomination, Mohammed Sarwar and Mike Watson, along with an energetic local campaign, resulted in Glasgow Govan being the only Scottish seat to see a swing away from Labour in the midst of a Labour landslide nationwide.
Sarwar did, however, win the seat with a majority of 2,914 votes. Shortly after this, Sturgeon was appointed as the SNP’s spokesperson for energy and education matters.
This makes sense. Ms Sturgeon generates a lot of energy via her talking hot air. A good air-source heat pump. Perhaps she could rent herself out to make additional income.
Anyway, moving on…Mmm? What about education you ask? I was talking about things that made sense, putting her in charge of education made no sense.
As I said, moving on.
Early parliamentary career
SNP in opposition
Sturgeon speaking to the Scottish Parliament, 2003
Sturgeon stood for election to the Scottish Parliament in the first Scottish Parliament election in 1999 as the SNP candidate for Glasgow Govan.
Although she failed to win the seat, she was placed first in the SNP’s regional list for the Glasgow region, and was thus elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament. The SNP emerged as the second largest party and sat in opposition to the Labour-Lib Dem coalition. In Alex Salmond’s shadow cabinet, she served as Shadow Minister for Children and Education from 1999 to 2000.
This shows how the Additional Member System has worked to bring idiots like Nicola into the public arena which she wouldn’t have done in the traditional system.
Additional member system anagrams are interesting. For example, one of the top single words is ‘maladministered’.
The actual top word, the longest word is ‘melanodermatitis’, a rather unpleasant skin disease.
‘Satan bit meddlesome miry’ is a complete phrase and clearly Satan comes up a lot in the anagrams. Which would explain a great deal of course.
As Shadow Education minister, Sturgeon backed Labour’s efforts to repeal Section 28 – a Westminster law that banned the promotion of homosexuality in schools. There was however significant public opposition to repeal and an unscientific postal vote on the issue – organised by SNP donor Brian Souter – suggested most Scots wanted to keep the clause.
I know little about Brian Souter except that he runs Stagecoach and is said to be a Christian. I am not sure why he supported the SNP and gave them money. Perhaps he didn’t check the anagrams!!
They refer to unscientific postal vote. I suppose they are referencing the USA’s unscientific postal vote for president in 2020 when a demented idiot called Joe Biden was allegedly voted into office, even though he was always doing badly in the run up.
On the other hand they could be just trying to smear the vote results with unsubstantiated claims.
Acknowledging this, Sturgeon suggested: “That is why the SNP have urged a policy for many months that we believe can provide people with the necessary reassurance, by providing a statutory underpinning to the guidelines, and resolve this difficult debate. We believe that the value of marriage should be clearly referred to in the guidelines, without denigrating other relationships or children brought up in other kinds of relationship.”
All of which were weasel words, the continuation downhill along the slippery slope to the current transgender madness.
The compromise had the support of Souter but an amendment to that effect was voted down by MSPs who expressed concerns it would stigmatise children from single parent and unmarried families.
Again this shows the nonsense and evil agenda of the SNP. There is a link to this.
Poll ‘backs’ Section 28
But Scottish Communities and Local Government Minister, Wendy Alexander, was dismissive of the result.
The link above says
Wendy Alexander is married to Elizabeth Ashcroft, an economist who came out as a transgender woman in September 2020. They have fraternal twin children.
Wendy Alexander is insane as is her husband. He was Brian Ashcroft. Anagrams of his name include ‘birch for Satan’ and ‘fabricators nh’. You could hardly make this up.
And for a laugh try this anagram.
‘ABC rhino farts’
She also served as Shadow Minister for Health and Community Care from 2000 to 2003, and Shadow Minister for Justice from 2003 to 2004. She also served as a member of the Education, Culture and Sport Committee and the Health and Community Care Committee.
What she learned from these I don’t know.
2004 SNP leadership election
See also: 2004 Scottish National Party leadership election
On 22 June 2004, John Swinney resigned as Leader of the SNP following poor results in the European Parliament election. His then-depute, Roseanna Cunningham, immediately announced her intention to stand for the leadership. The previous leader, Alex Salmond, announced at the time that he would not stand.
On 24 June 2004, Sturgeon announced that she would also be a candidate in the forthcoming election for the leadership, with Kenny MacAskill as her running mate. The political columnist Iain Macwhirter declared that while she “didn’t inspire great warmth”, she was “quick on her feet, lacks any ideological baggage and has real determination – unlike… Roseanna Cunningham”.
In other words has no real charm and no fixed ideas. But is determined to be in politics even if she is not very good.
Whereas Roseanna Cunningham was against repeal of section 28 and same-sex marriage, so a sensible woman.
However, once Cunningham emerged as the favourite to win, Salmond announced that his intention to stand for the leadership; Sturgeon subsequently withdrew from the contest and declared her support for Salmond, standing instead as his running mate for the depute leadership.
Thus creating a fish race which, as I have said, is very fishy.
But then the SNP has a fish symbol in its logo. Think of it as a fish heading down which is where the SNP is taking Scotland.
It was reported that Salmond had privately supported Sturgeon in her leadership bid, but decided to run for the position himself as it became apparent she was unlikely to beat Cunningham. The majority of the SNP hierarchy lent their support to the Salmond–Sturgeon bid for the leadership, although MSP Alex Neil backed Salmond as leader, but refused to endorse Sturgeon as depute.
Understandably given the whole thing seemed fishy.
Interestingly, Alex Neil’s Wikipedia page say the following.
He voted for Brexit in the 2016 referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, a choice he made less than two weeks before the vote, and is the only SNP MSP to publicly admit doing so.
“I’d only recently left the SNP government and I wasn’t going to rock the boat and I quite frankly didn’t think it was all that important for me to say that at the time anyway,” he told BBC Radio Scotland. “The party’s position – the government’s position – was very clear and quite frankly, out of loyalty, I didn’t think it was right for me at that stage to say so.”
“We have very few people in the Parliament, in any of the parties, who (are) prepared to stand up and act independently of their party leadership. I think any parliament worthy of the name has to encourage people who are dissenting voices, they’ve got to be given their view.”
Sound like a sensible man. He might have made a good First Minister.
The results of the leadership contest were announced on 3 September 2004, with Salmond and Sturgeon elected as Leader and Depute Leader respectively. As Salmond was still an MP in the House of Commons, Sturgeon led the SNP at the Scottish Parliament until the 2007 election, when Salmond was elected as an MSP.
Leader of the Opposition; 2004–2007
As leader of the SNP in the Scottish Parliament, she served as the Leader of the Opposition in Holyrood. Sturgeon became a high-profile figure in Scottish politics and often clashed with First Minister Jack McConnell at First Minister’s Questions. This included rows over the House of Commons’ decision to replace the Trident nuclear weapon system, and the SNP’s plans to replace council tax in Scotland with a local income tax. Sturgeon quickly grew a reputation in Holyrood as opposition leader, becoming known as “nippy sweetie” – Scottish slang for the “sharp-tongued and strong-minded”.
‘nippy sweetie’ is defined by Nicola as below:
She explained at the time: “So the male politician who’s very assertive, aggressive and adversarial is a great, strong leader.
“A woman is bossy and strident – a nippy sweetie as they used to call me.”
I consider a male politician who is very assertive, aggressive and adversarial to be a moron and certain not a great leader. After all one might call Adolf Hitler, Bento Mussolini in those terms.
But I dare say Nicola admires them and had them in mind as a role model.
Or maybe she preferred Stalin.
As Stalin can be found in her name and not Hitler or Mussolini, it must be Stalin. You may remember I mentioned Stalin earlier re Young Scottish Nationalists.
This all makes perfect sense.
Deputy First Minister of Scotland (2007–2014)
Main article: Nicola Sturgeon’s tenure as Deputy First Minister
See also: Premiership of Alex Salmond, First Salmond government, and Second Salmond government
Sturgeon served as Deputy First Minister in Alex Salmond’s administrations.
In the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, Sturgeon defeated Gordon Jackson QC…
Not this Gordon Jackson who was a fine actor.
By Uploaded by TAnthony, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8216361
…with a 4.7% swing to the SNP in the Glasgow Govan constituency. This was one of many swings to the SNP, as the party emerged as the largest party, winning one seat more than the governing Scottish Labour Party.
Although the SNP was recognised as the winners of the election, it failed to obtain a majority and Labour was not willing to allow the SNP to enter government.
Understandable as Labour may be bad, but the SNP is even worse.
Sturgeon led coalition negotiation talks between the Scottish Liberal Democrats and the Scottish Greens, but these talks failed to reach an agreement, with the Lib Dems backing out and the Greens instead supporting a ‘confidence and supply’ agreement.
Ultimately, Salmond formed a minority government and he was appointed First Minister of Scotland. He appointed Sturgeon as Deputy First Minister and tasked her with the Cabinet position of Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.
Please bear in mind she has mental problems so she would have first-hand experience of the system.
Health Secretary (2007–2012)
Sturgeon served as Health Secretary in Salmond’s first, and for a year, in his second cabinet. She was supported in her role as Health Secretary by Shona Robison, the Minister for Public Health and Sport, and by Alex Neil, the Minister for Housing and Communities. She launched her programme for government, the Better Health, Better Care: Action Plan, which settled a new vision for NHS Scotland.
She reversed the decision to close casualty units at University Hospital Ayr and University Hospital Monklands.
Which might sound sensible. Except it seems ‘sounds’ is the word. Apparently according to the linked document about the issue in the Glasgow Times.
“Ms Sturgeon said she would not simply accept the decisions of previous minister Andy Kerr and would take decisions that have “the patients’ interest and public opinion very much at heart”.
But possibly not the practicalities of actually achieving anything rational.
Anyway, it seems that the former Health Minister Andy Kerr disagreed and it is reported that.
“The decision to close Monklands casualty came after NHS Lanarkshire said it could not staff three A&E units. They said there were strong arguments for keeping A&E units at Hairmyres, in Mr Kerr’s East Kilbride constituency, and Wishaw General Hospital.”
Perhaps Andy was biased, but why have politicians make these decisions anyway? Still I gather Andy worked for Sense Scotland so perhaps he has tried to make sense of the nonsense that Nicola spouts.
Sturgeon oversaw the scrapping of prescription charges In Scotland, an election pledge by the SNP originally for the chronically ill and those with cancer.
This would encourage the take up of poisonous prescriptions at the taxpayers’ expense and hopefully finish off the chronically ill and cancerous. All this does is feed the monster that is the NHS and doesn’t encourage sensible spending.
But big pharma will be happy no doubt. It needs feeding too to survive.
Sturgeon also outlined a guaranteed 18-week wait for patients after they had seen their GP and vowed to do away with deferred or “hidden” waiting lists.
In other words, patients would most certainly have to wait 18 weeks after they had seen their GP. What they would wait for it doesn’t say. Godot probably.
She ordered a review of the thorny issue of hospital car parking charges – as high as £7 in some areas – and, after years of campaigning in opposition, found herself in a position to announce an inquiry into the infection of NHS patients with Hepatitis C and HIV from tainted blood products.
She ordered a review and an inquiry but it doesn’t say that anything actually changed. The linked document is the same as for the A&E closure and is of no help. Wikipedia writers aren’t very thorough.
2009 swine flu pandemic
As Health Secretary, Sturgeon became more widely known internationally for her handling of the 2009 flu pandemic.
By big pharma who thanked her profusely for increasing the scare tactics exponentially. Brown envelopes were exchanged allegedly, but what was in them I wouldn’t know. What the vax, sorry, facts were we may not know for a while.
On 26 April 2009, the Scottish Government announced two people, who had returned from Mexico, had been admitted to Monklands Hospital in Airdrie after experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms”.
“Everybody panic, everybody panic, mild ‘flu like symptoms!!! We’re all going to DIE!!!”
Monklands Hospital has been the alleged source of Monklandspox virus in recent months.
Sturgeon stated there was “no immediate threat to public health in Scotland”,
As most people drank whisky to drown their sorrows at the wet weather and the SNP being in power.
but added, “monitoring of those who have been in close contact with the two people is also being carried out as an additional precaution.”
To reassure the taxpayers of Scotland that their money was being well spent on their health keeping people the useless eaters employed whilst the taxpayers got on with finishing that bottle of whisky
The following day, she confirmed that these were cases of the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus.
This being confirmed by big pharma which was ready with its vaccines to be on the safe side.
Authorities in both Scotland and England stated that there were no plans to trace the fellow airline passengers who may have travelled alongside the couple, since the authorities do not classify them as “close contacts”.
And the civil servants had lost the records anyway.
On 11 June, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the influenza virus a pandemic.
I gather big pharma thanked the WHO members (excluding Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend) profusely for increasing the scare tactics exponentially. Brown envelopes were exchanged allegedly, but what was in them I wouldn’t know. What the vax, sorry, facts were we may not know for a while.
Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament the containment of the virus had failed and the Scottish Government was taking steps to mitigate the spread of virus. “We have seen a rapid increase in the number of confirmed cases in Scotland over the past 10 days,” she told Parliament. “
Well, Nicola, you might as well tried to contain the wind as contain a virus as it is not contagious but then you were only a liar, sorry, lawyer, so we understand.
Based on this experience, Health Protection Scotland has expressed the view that sustained community transmission appears to be taking place.” Four days later, a Scottish woman, with underlying health conditions, died at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. This marked the first death in Scotland and Europe.
Appears to be the case eh? A woman with underlying health conditions eh? Health Protection Scotland expressed a view did it?
Just shows how stupid Health Protection Scotland was. Still as ‘Satan controlled pitch Theo’ is an anagram are we surprised?
Minimum pricing unit
Main article: Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012
See also: Alcohol in Scotland
To tackle Scotland’s poor relationship with alcohol,
I believe it looks to alcohol as one might look to one’s mother for comfort, clinging to her/the bottle.
Sturgeon passed legislation to increase the price of alcohol per units to help reduce sales, in particular, for those addicted.
They would then would be able to turn to something cheaper like methylated spirits.
In June 2012, the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 was passed after receiving support from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and Greens. Labour refused to support the bill as they claimed it failed to tackle windfall profit from alcohol retailers.
Looks like labour might have been rather sensible for once.
But not Nicola Sturgeon.
Infrastructure Secretary (2012–2014)
At the 2011 election, the SNP won a large overall majority. Sturgeon was retained as Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing until a reshuffle one year later, when she was appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Capital Investment and Cities and an additional role overseeing the referendum on Scottish independence, essentially putting her in charge of the SNP’s referendum campaign.
In 2012 she pledged to build a high-speed railway line between Glasgow and Edinburgh by 2024, cutting journey times between the two cities to under 30 minutes. Sturgeon said the Scottish Government would “not wait” for Westminster to build a high-speed line to Scotland. However, in 2016 the plan was abandoned and the Scottish Government blamed Westminster.
That the ticket, take the credit if things go well, blame others if they don’t.
I thought the existing East Coast line was pretty fast. Given that the SNP run Scotland and Nicola was in charge, I can’t think who would want to visit unless they really had to.
Still, I suppose one can avoid the places she might visit if you plan carefully.
2014 Scottish independence referendum
Main article: 2014 Scottish independence referendum
See also: Edinburgh Agreement (2012) and Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013
Sturgeon signing the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, 2013
Salmond put Sturgeon in charge of the Scottish Government’s legislative process for a referendum on Scottish Independence and she was essentially in charge of the SNP’s referendum campaign.
So people can blame her for things when it goes belly up.
In December 2012, Sturgeon said that she believed that independence would allow Scotland to build a stronger and more competitive country, and would change spending priorities to address “the scandal of soaring poverty in a country as rich as Scotland”.
Subsidised by England possibly or possibly not.
Still, if Scotland was so rich, I don’t know why so many Scots moved south including some in my family. I don’t suppose it was just the weather.
While campaigning for a Yes vote in August 2013, she told The Guardian that if Scots voted for the Union: “Will there be another referendum round the corner? No. We can’t bind our successors, but we’ve made very clear our belief that constitutional referenda are once-in-a-generation events.”
Although as there was a ‘No’ vote in 2014, by 2016 the SNP was looking for a second referendum. They changed the terms of reference to justify the move.
Or it may be that a generation means two years, I don’t know. I have thought that a generation is 40 years, but anyway let’s say 20 years. No wonder the SNP is so corrupt.
In November 2013, Sturgeon joined Salmond to launch Scotland’s Future – the Scottish Government’s prospectus for independence. Sturgeon was one of the white paper’s most high-profile media champions and frequently debated its contents with opposition politicians and sceptical Scots.
When the British Government turned down the Scottish Government’s idea of a formal currency union – on the grounds that the rationale for sharing a currency with a foreign country was “not clear” – Sturgeon accused Westminster of trying to “bully Scotland” and said it would “cost their own businesses hundreds of millions in transaction costs”.
Sturgeon is only a lawyer so not that bright. This explains why.
“If Scotland is to be truly independent it must have its own currency.
If it wants to be able to act as a strong government should Scotland must have its own currency.
And if Scotland wants to be rid of the influence of London sterling has to be consigned to Scottish history.
But most of all, Scotland has to be able to protect its own people in the future and it can only do that if it has a Scottish currency.”
During the campaign, the European Commission said that if Scots decided to leave the United Kingdom, it would also mean leaving the European Union. Scotland would then have to reapply for EU membership and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso predicted this would be “extremely difficult, if not impossible”.
Presumably because Scotland was not that rich after all and would not have anything to add to Germany’s, sorry the EU’s coffers.
N.B. Coffers are what people are with a type of COVID 19 symptom.
In July 2014 Sturgeon said this would put at risk the right of EU citizens to continue living in Scotland: “There are 160,000 EU nationals from other states living in Scotland, including some in the Commonwealth Games city of Glasgow. If Scotland was outside Europe, they would lose the right to stay here.”
So what? Your point is exactly? They would just have to apply to stay. Perhaps they weren’t very suitable anyway.
Mind you there are plenty of people in Scotland one would want to chuck out including Nicola Sturgeon and not let back in. Let her go to Russia where the sturgeon swim freely.
Her family may have come from there in the first place which would explain her communist standpoints.
On 19 September 2014, independence was rejected in the Scottish independence referendum, with 55.3% of the voters voting no and 44.7% voting yes. Following the defeat of the Yes Scotland campaign, Salmond announced his resignation as First Minister and Leader of the SNP. Sturgeon immediately announced that she would be a candidate in the election to replace him, and received huge support from the SNP hierarchy.
But not from the masses of the people?
Scotland’s Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon blows a kiss following a speech in front of a Forward banner
Note the image only has ‘war’ in the background. This may have been a war-ning about Nicola’s intentions.
Sturgeon said that there would be “no greater privilege” than to lead the SNP. On Salmond’s resignation, Sturgeon said:
The personal debt of gratitude I owe Alex is immeasurable (if he hadn’t resigned I would have been stuck as deputy). He has been my friend, mentor and colleague for more than 20 years. Quite simply, I would not have been able to do what I have in politics without his constant advice, guidance and support through all these years (as I am not very bright and need all the help I can get). […] I can think of no greater privilege than to seek to lead the party I joined when I was just 16. However, that decision is not for today.
Following the referendum defeat, Sturgeon said that “further devolution is the route to independence”. She also opined that Scottish independence was a matter of “when, not if”.
As her communist handlers advised her to say.
Leadership of the Scottish National Party
On 24 September 2014, Sturgeon officially launched her campaign bid to succeed Salmond as Leader of the Scottish National Party at the November leadership election. It quickly became apparent that no other candidate would be able to receive enough required nominations to run a credible leadership campaign.
In other words there were perhaps no other competent candidates. Not that Nicola was competent but merely the best of a bad bunch.
Alternatively, it maybe that her communist handlers made sure the credible candidates were suitably vilified.
During the speech launching her campaign, Sturgeon announced that she would resign as Depute Leader, triggering a concurrent depute leadership election; the MSPs Angela Constance and Keith Brown and the MP Stewart Hosie all nominated themselves to succeed Sturgeon as Depute Leader.
Nominations for the SNP leadership closed on 15 October, with Sturgeon confirmed as the only candidate. SNP convener Derek Mackay publicly congratulated Sturgeon as de facto leader in waiting, saying that she would be “a fantastic new leader” for both the SNP and for Scotland.
As they say, that aged well. Mmm, fantastic leader…’ fanatic st’ is an anagram. Yes, fanatic leader considered as saint by some no doubt, is more suitable, leading Scotland into the pit of destruction.
On this date, Sturgeon also came out on top in a trust rating opinion poll, conducted for the SNP, which indicated that 54% of the Scottish population trusted her to “stand up for Scotland’s interests”.
As she doesn’t stand very tall she has to wear high heels.
Allegedly there was an unscientific postal vote on the issue. The link to the trust rating poll in The Scotsman says page missing. That’s convenient.
At a speech in Dundee’s Caird Hall on 7 November, Sturgeon pledged to be “the most accessible First Minister ever” when she took over. She also promised to hold a monthly Facebook question and answer session with members of the public, regular town hall meetings and that the Scottish Cabinet would meet outside Edinburgh once every two months.
“the most accessible First Minister ever”. That is like a toilet for the disabled where all the crap goes. Although she is quite capable of producing her own of course, enough to meet anybody’s needs.
Sturgeon was formally acclaimed as the first female Leader of the SNP on 14 November 2014 at the Autumn Conference in Perth, with Hosie as her depute. This also made her First Minister-Designate, given the SNP’s absolute majority in the Scottish Parliament. In her first speech as leader, Sturgeon said that it was “the privilege of her life” to lead the party she joined as a teenager.
I can think of more interesting things to do but then she was a lawyer and her husband the chief executive officer of the SNP, so boring runs in the family.
Although, Salmond did not officially tender his resignation as First Minister until 18 November 2014, Sturgeon was not sworn in until two days later. From 18 November until her officially appointment on 20 November, she served as the acting First Minister, essentially the First Minister-elect.
First Minister of Scotland
Main article: Premiership of Nicola Sturgeon
See also: First Sturgeon government, Second Sturgeon government, and Third Sturgeon government
First term (2014–2016)
On 18 November 2014, Salmond formally resigned as First Minister of Scotland and the election for the new first minister took place the following day. Sturgeon and Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Conservatives, stood for election. The SNP’s absolute majority made Sturgeon’s election all but certain, and she received 66 votes, Davidson received 15 and there were 39 abstentions.
Ruth Davidson is a lesbian and wanted to remain in the EU and as Nicola supports the LGBT etc. nonsense and also wanted to remain in the EU it might be argued that was Hobson’s choice.
And possibly why there were 39 abstentions.
I gather from Ruth Davidson was “…struggling with mental health issues as a teenager…” like Nicola Sturgeon did.
Sad isn’t it? Two mentally unstable teenagers moved into politics and look where it got us. Satan is rubbing his hands in glee.
By the way, Ruth Elizabeth Davidson has both ‘Nazi’ and ‘Satan’ in her name.
On 20 November 2014, Sturgeon was formally sworn into office. The same day, she was appointed to the Privy Council of the United Kingdom and therefore granted the style ‘The Right Honourable’.
I prefer ‘The Left Horrible’ to reflect her political stance and how horrible she has been to Scotland; honour has absolutely nothing to do with her.
On 21 November, she unveiled her Cabinet with a 50/50 gender balance, promoting Finance Secretary John Swinney to become her Deputy First Minister.
So not necessarily the best people, but well balanced. That’s nice, better to be balanced and incompetent than unbalanced and competent.
During her first First Minister’s Questions after being sworn in, Sturgeon tried to strike a conciliatory tone, saying that she came into her new post “with an open mind and a willingness to hear proposals from all sides of the chamber.”
As long as they all agreed with her that Scottish Independence would happen regardless of what others thought.
2015 Westminster landslide
Further information: 2015 United Kingdom general election in Scotland
Sturgeon and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street
Sturgeon led the Scottish National Party through a landslide victory in the 2015 UK general election, winning 56 out of 59 Scottish seats at Westminster, the party’s best ever performance.
Perhaps they used voting machines like the USA.
The party received 50% of the vote share in Scotland and replaced the Liberal Democrats as the third largest party in the British House of Commons.
So 50% of vote share and 95% of the seats. That sounds very fair (ahem).
I gather they had 4.7% of the total vote across the UK. The Liberal Democrats, whoever they are, got 7.9%. They only had 8 seats. Very fair (ahem).
Sturgeon had stated that the party’s success in the election was not a mandate for another independence, but primarily for a stronger voice for Scotland in London.
It is rumoured the party’s success in the election was not a mandate for another independence but reflected voting irregularities.
In the run up to the elections, Sturgeon took part in several Scottish and UK-wide TV election debates and according to opinion polls was regarded to have had a successful performance. As part of the election campaign, Sturgeon indicated that the SNP would hold another independence referendum if it won the upcoming 2016 Scottish Parliament election.
Conveniently reducing a generation to two years as previously mentioned.
Second term (2016–2021)
In the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, the SNP lost its overall majority, but remained the largest party with Sturgeon seeking a second term in office as a minority government.
Which didn’t stop the SNP pushing for another referendum. Looks like the Scottish people may not have been too keen on another referendum so soon.
Or that even they could do the maths on 2014 from 2016 which didn’t make a generation in their eyes. Even the Scots can’t produce a new generation within two years.
She was formally nominated for a second term on 17 May, defeating Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie by a vote of 63 to 5, with 59 members abstaining.
59 members couldn’t make their minds up as both candidates were bad.
She formed her second cabinet and re-appointed Swinney as her deputy.
The dirty swinney!!! John Ramsay Swinney is a career politician and not much good either. You can look him up.
2016 EU membership referendum
The UK Government held the 2016 United Kingdom European Union membership referendum to decide the future of the United Kingdom’s European Union membership, in which all 32 council areas in Scotland voted by a majority for the United Kingdom to remain a member of the EU.
Across Scotland, 62% of voters backed the UK remaining a member of the EU, with 38% voting for the UK to leave. Overall 52% of voters in the United Kingdom voted for Brexit (leaving the EU), with 48% voting to remain.
In response to the result, on 24 June 2016, Sturgeon said that Scottish Government officials would begin planning for a second independence referendum.
And wasting more taxpayers’ money, rather than spending it on infrastructure projects where it might do some good.
Sturgeon claimed that it was “clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union” and that Scotland had “spoken decisively” with a “strong, unequivocal” vote to remain in the European Union. Sturgeon said it was “democratically unacceptable” that Scotland could be taken out of the EU “against its will”.
Well, lady, that’s part of democracy isn’t it? You have to put up with a decision when you agree on the way voting will take place.
Of course, changing the rules is something the SNP are good at. Once in a generation becomes ‘once we, the SNP, get the result we want regardless of what the people want or what is good for Scotland’.
On 24 June, Sturgeon said she would communicate to all EU member states that Scotland had voted to stay in the EU. An emergency Scottish cabinet meeting on 25 June agreed that the Scottish Government would seek to enter negotiations with the EU and its member states, to explore options to protect Scotland’s place in the EU.”
Even though Germany, sorry the EU, as I said before didn’t want the burden of carrying a dead weight like Scotland which would not contribute to German, sorry EU, coffers.
Sturgeon later said that while she believed in Scottish independence, her starting point in these discussions was to protect Scotland’s relationship with the EU. May’s comments confirmed that the PM wanted the Scottish government to be “fully engaged” in the process.
This was because Theresa May wanted to bugger up the Brexit process as she was a remoaner (sic).
Future referendum on independence
Sturgeon confirmed in June 2016 that the Scottish government had formally agreed to draft legislation to allow a second independence referendum to take place.
Wasting yet more taxpayers’ money, but a trivial matter like that never bothers politicians including the SNP.
As the constitution is a reserved matter under the Scotland Act 1998, for a future referendum on Scottish independence to be legal under UK law, it would need to receive the consent of the British Parliament to take place.
Prior to the day the Prime Minister triggered Article 50, formally allowing the process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the Scottish Parliament voted 69 to 59 in favour of another independence referendum.
Which was presumably mainly the SNP voting in favour.
By the end of that week, on 30 March 2017, Sturgeon wrote to the Prime Minister requesting a Section 30 order, formally devolving the responsibility and power to the Scottish Government to plan for and hold another referendum on Scottish Independence.
Previously, May and David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland, have both highlighted that as the negotiations begin with the European Union on the United Kingdom’s withdraw, it is important for Scotland to work with the UK Government to get the best exit deal for both the United Kingdom and Scotland, stating that “now is not the time for another referendum”.
Which seems very logical, but Nicola is not very logical so struggles to understand this sort of thing.
Following the 2017 UK general election, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the Scottish Government would postpone legislation pertaining to the proposed second referendum on Scottish independence until at least autumn 2018. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all plans for another referendum have been put on hold.
So perhaps a pro I can add to my list of pros and cons of the Covid 19 scam.
2017 UK general election
Main article: 2017 United Kingdom general election
Sturgeon and Prime Minister, Theresa May, at Bute House in Edinburgh, 2016
I note Nicola is wearing blue to show her support for the Tories she hates, whilst Theresa is wearing red shoes to show her support for Judy Garland and the Wizard of Oz.
Sturgeon kicked off her election campaign pledging that a strong result for the SNP would “reinforce” her mandate for a second independence referendum. However, the SNP lost 21 seats in the 2017 United Kingdom general election in Scotland and the party’s vote dropped by 13%, although they remained the biggest party in Scotland. Sturgeon admitted that these results were “bitterly disappointing” and acknowledged that her party’s plans for a second referendum were ‘undoubtedly’ a factor in the election results.
Well done, showing a bit of common sense for once Nicola. Message getting through at last perhaps?
It was the best result for the Scottish Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher and the party’s campaign slogan, “We said No to independence. We meant it”, resonated in areas that had voted strongly for the Union in 2014. Observers also concluded that opposition to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy in coastal communities was a factor behind large swings to the Tories in North East seats previously held by nationalists for decades.
Quite so. Joining the EU was disastrous for these communities. But then that was part of Germany’s plan to stuff the UK and get its own back for us beating it in two world wars.
Several weeks later Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament that she would “reset”
Known as the ‘Little Reset’.
and delay her plans for a second independence referendum; the SNP losses in that month’s election had led her to conclude that many Scots “just want a break from making big political decisions”.
It appears that common sense was receding from Nicola again sadly. Many Scots wanted a break from Nicola Sturgeon – permanently. However, it would also give the SNP and the Marxists time to regroup and try and work out how to bully people into voting the right way next time.
Not dissimilar to efforts now to bully people into having the poisonous vaccines.
Alex Salmond sexual harassment case
Main article: Alex Salmond scandal
In January 2019, Sturgeon referred herself to an independent ministerial ethics body, which will lead to an investigation into her actions with respect to a sexual harassment case concerning allegations against Salmond.
Which was all rather fishy.
This followed her admitting that she had a secret meeting and subsequent phone call with Salmond about the Scottish government’s allegations against him. She raised these with the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Government, Leslie Evans, two months later, rather than reporting them immediately, as she should if they constitute government matters (as per the ministerial code).
Which was all very fishy.
Sturgeon argued that the meetings were SNP party matters, and thus not covered.
Which was all extremely fishy and a convenient excuse.
The investigating panel consisted of Dame Elish Angiolini, a former Solicitor General for Scotland and lord advocate, and James Hamilton, a former director of public prosecutions in the Republic of Ireland.
On 15 January 2019, the Scottish Parliament agreed to hold its own inquiry into the matter, the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints, to investigate how the Government breached its own guidelines in its original investigation into the harassment claims against Salmond, and then lost a judicial review into their actions and had to pay over £500,000 to Salmond for legal expenses.
Paid by whom exactly? The bloody taxpayers no doubt.
Sturgeon’s husband, Peter Murrell, was called to this inquiry to give evidence on 8 December 2020. Opposition parties criticised Sturgeon on disparity and contradictions between the narratives of Murrell and herself.
Which seems extraordinarily fishy given they live together and in Ms Sturgeon’s own words as seen later, they probably don’t talk about much else other than politics.
On 4 March 2021, Sturgeon answered questions over a period of eight hours from members of the committee. Two of the civil servants who made complaints about Salmond later said they felt they had been “dropped” by the Scottish Government after it lost the judicial review against him, adding they feared their experiences would make it less likely people would make complaints in the future.
Labour MP Jess Phillips, a former employee of Women’s Aid, accused Sturgeon of being “unprofessional with those women’s lives” and said there had been a “litany of failures in professionalism and decency.”
I’m not sure this isn’t the pot calling the kettle black as Jess Phillips might be also accused of this. Still, I’m sure she is right about Sturgeon.
2019 UK general election
Main article: 2019 United Kingdom general election
Sturgeon led her party to a landslide victory in the 2019 United Kingdom general election in Scotland. The SNP won 48 seats, and came second place in the 11 others; their 45% of the vote yielded 80% of the seats in Scotland.
So not quite as fair (ahem) as 50% of the vote and 95% as the previous election.
Among the election casualties was Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson, who lost her seat in East Dunbartonshire. Sturgeon was branded as “ungracious” when she was filmed by Sky News celebrating Swinson’s defeat. Sturgeon apologised for being overexcited although expressed that she was celebrating Amy Callaghan’s win.
Jo Swinson is a member of the British Humanist Association. As an anagram of this includes ‘hi I is Satan abortionists chum’ then in reality we have Satan against Satan.
It gets even worse. ‘enjoins Satan woken’ is an anagram of Joanne Kate Swinson, her full name. She said she would cancel Brexit. No surprises then.
In the wake of the results, Sturgeon said that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “no right” to stand in the way of another Scottish independence referendum after an “overwhelming” SNP election victory. She also said that the result “renews, reinforces and strengthens” the mandate for Indyref2.
An overwhelming SNP election victory with only 45% of the popular vote? 5% less than last time and less seats too. Common sense is still eluding Ms Sturgeon.
Further information: COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland
Sturgeon at a Scottish Government daily COVID-19 briefing
The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 began during Sturgeon’s second term as First Minister. The first confirmed case of the virus in Scotland was announced on 1 March 2020, when a resident in Tayside had tested positive.
Initially, the Scottish Government resisted banning public events and on 12 March allowed 47,000 fans to attend a Rangers match at Ibrox, insisting that, “stopping mass gatherings [is] not the best way to contain this virus.”
You’re telling me. Stopping mass gatherings was plain stupid at stopping the ‘flu. Might stop fights perhaps if the fans are that way inclined, but not the ‘flu.
However, on 18 March Sturgeon announced to the Scottish Parliament that all schools and nurseries in Scotland would close on 20 March to try and limit the spread of the virus.
On 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sturgeon ordered Scotland into “lockdown”,
They had no authority to do so of course, merely pretended they had.
limiting the reasons as to why people may leave their homes in an increase attempt to limit the spread of the virus, to protect the health of the population, as well as to ease the pressure the virus places on NHS Scotland services and workforce.
What a load of bollux.
Since then restrictions have been frequently tightened, loosened and adapted in parts or all of Scotland to respond to developments in the situation.
Indicating the government didn’t know the hell what it was doing.
But it should have made people say ‘Awa’ an bile yer heid’ – translating as away and boil your head, this simply means ‘get lost’.
During the early stages of the pandemic 1,300 elderly hospital patients were transferred into care homes without receiving a negative coronavirus test result. Many had been infected with the virus and ended up passing it on to other care home residents.
They were transfer to the death camps, otherwise more bollux.
Over three thousand care home residents died from coronavirus
(i.e. neglect, loneliness and Midazolam)
and Gary Smith, Scotland Secretary of the GMB, said the policy had turned “care homes into morgues”. When asked by the BBC if the policy had been a mistake, Sturgeon said: “Looking back on that now, with the knowledge we have now and with the benefit of hindsight, yes.”
The policy was always a mistake you odious little woman, even I worked that out in April 2020. It was cruel to stuff them in and in essence the undesirable residents were left to die, neglected and alone.
And according to John O’Looney the undertaker, pushed over the edge by Midazolam. Or murdered as I prefer to call it.
In April 2020 whistle-blowers in the NHS came forward to reveal that staff were being made to reuse dirty personal protective equipment (PPE) while at work. One nurse told STV, “[When we hear the government say supplies are fine] it’s not frustrating, it’s crushing. It is absolutely crushing. We feel we are being lied to.”
The PPE was pointless, utterly pointless and will do more harm than good. You thought you were being lied to eh? Welcome to the club.
Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament in July, “At no point within this crisis has Scotland run out of any aspect of PPE. We have worked hard to make sure that supplies are there, we’ve worked hard overcoming challenges that we have faced along the way.”
By getting our chums to provide it at exorbitant costs.
In July 2020, Sturgeon advocated that the leaders of the four UK nations adopt a coordinated Zero-COVID strategy.
She knows how to plumb the depths of stupidity.
In February 2021 Audit Scotland published a report that concluded the Scottish Government had not prepared adequately for a pandemic. While it commended the authorities for preventing hospitals from becoming overwhelmed during the crisis,
Which they weren’t as they stopped doing anything sensible but devoted their energies to the ‘flu.
the watchdog also noted that recommendations from pandemic planning exercises in 2015, 2016 and 2018 had not been fully implemented.
This is the footnote link.
Covid in Scotland: Inadequate preparations for Covid, says watchdog
An Audit Scotland report said ministers had been planning for a pandemic – but had based their preparations on flu.
Ms Sturgeon said “a range of national and local pandemic guidance and plans” had been updated in light of the planning exercise – but stressed that they had focused on a flu pandemic rather than the “different beast” of Covid-19.
She said: “However well prepared we were for flu, it became clear quite quickly that we were dealing with something of a completely different nature.
No you weren’t you cretin, it was the ‘flu! Didn’t you check the fact that the ‘flu cases dropped proportionately, weren’t you a teensy weensy bit suspicious like I was in 2020??
No wonder Scotland is up shit creek without a paddle with morons like you in charge.
One particular problem it highlighted was that not enough had been done to ensure Scottish hospitals and care homes had enough personal protective equipment. Overall, it concluded that ministers “could have been better prepared to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic”. Sturgeon said there were “lots of lessons to learn”.
Which shows that Audit Scotland is as dumb as a box of rocks.
As regards lessons to learn this includes not locking down over the ‘flu and understanding that the ‘flu is toxic poisoning and is not transmissible.
In March 2021, the Court of Session declared that the Scottish Government’s prohibition on communal worship, imposed during the pandemic, was unlawful. This followed an open letter two months earlier, written by 200 church leaders to Sturgeon, warning her that the prohibition could be unlawful.
I knew that the previous year, common sense told me. There are 200 church leaders who are also dumb as a box of rocks. You neglected the command to meet together which supersedes stupid government so-called rules.
In April 2021 Scotland’s death toll from coronavirus passed 10,000.
Compared perhaps to 62,415 deaths in 2020 overall. Average deaths just under 58,000 in previous 4 years so big deal, coronavirus was a meaningless term, but lots of people die from lots of things and we don’t wet ourselves over them do we?
At a session of First Minister’s Questions in June 2021, Sturgeon was asked about mistakes made early on in the pandemic and she replied: “If I could turn the clock back, would we go into lockdown earlier than we did? Yes, I think that is true.”
The idiocy continued.
In April 2022 Sturgeon demanded that Prime Minister Boris Johnson resign after police fined him for breaking lockdown rules in 2020. “The basic values of integrity and decency – essential to the proper working of any parliamentary democracy – demand that he go,” she tweeted.
The only so-called rules broken were stupidity as people believed they had to act stupidly and lock themselves down submitting to the fear porn.
And you should have resigned a long time ago, only you have hypnotised many Scots into believing your Marxist tripe.
The following week Sturgeon received an official reprimand from Police Scotland after a video emerged of her campaigning in a barber shop without a mask. Sturgeon – who had previously apologised to the Scottish Parliament after she was caught breaking the same law in December 2020 – apologised once more and said the police had been “absolutely right to treat me no differently to any other citizen.”
So like most politicians Nicola Sturgeon is a hypocrite. Why she has not been arrested for crimes against humanity is unclear. Probably because Police Scotland is implicated in the crimes too.
Or maybe because the service is ‘clod neoplastic’, an anagram of its name!!
Drugs deaths crisis
In 2016 the Scottish Government cut direct funding to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes from £69.2 million to £53.8 million – a drop of 22%. At the time, Scottish Drugs Forum Chief Executive David Liddell said he was concerned that the cuts had “the potential to increase harm and drug-related deaths.” That year 867 Scots lost their lives to drugs – an increase of 23% on the previous year’s figures – and the SNP insisted it was part of a trend seen across much Europe.
This doesn’t include those who the NHS poisoned with big pharma prescription drugs.
NHS medication errors contribute to as many as 22,000 deaths a year, major report shows
It says this costs the NHS (i.e. us taxpayers)£1.6bn a year.
But then the error is even grosser as the NHS thinks poisonous big pharma drugs neurotoxic drugs do any good.
But experts from the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) said doctors’s workloads were unsafe and that the “long term solution” is to ensure the NHS is properly funded and staffed.
This article is from 2018, but we now know about so-called experts I hope. Idiots, the lot of them. The problem is that the whole system is corrupt and essentially useless. We will save a huge amount by doing away with all the harmful big pharma drugs let alone most of the staff.
And we will for once save physical lives from being ruined.
In December 2020 figures were released revealing that 1,264 people in Scotland had died from drug overdoses in 2019 – the highest number in Europe per head and more than double the number in 2014. Sturgeon sacked her Public Health Minister Joe FitzPatrick and in April 2021 said of the crisis: “I think we took our eye off the ball.”
You weren’t even looking at the ball, you were merely talking a lot of ball(s). What do you expect if you force isolation on the vulnerable??
The crisis has particularly impacted the homeless in Scotland; 216 homeless people died in Scotland in 2019 – an increase of 11% on the previous year and of which over half (54%) were drug related. Per head, Scotland’s death rate among the homeless is the highest in Britain.
Drugs of course a prime cause but I don’t suppose the weather helps. Having Nicola Sturgeon in charge might have tipped the balance too.
In August 2021 the Scottish Government announced there had been 1,339 drug deaths in the previous year – a new record high. Sturgeon tweeted that the figures were “unacceptable, each one a human tragedy”, while the Scottish Liberal Democrats said: “It was Nicola Sturgeon’s choice to ignore this unfolding epidemic. Issuing apologies now is too late for thousands of people. The victims of drugs and their families were failed. It is a scar on the conscience of this Scottish Government.”
Too right. But would you have done any better? I would never have shut down the world; even I am not that stupid.
In July 2022 the figures for 2021 were released, revealing that 1,330 had died – nine fewer than in 2020. Annemarie Ward, chief executive at the FAVOR Scotland charity, said: “Nicola Sturgeon said she would make it her national mission to save lives – but we’re still losing more than 1000 people a year. The national mission is failing.”
And that’s a fail for Nicola Sturgeon too.
In 2015, Sturgeon said that she planned to make education her “defining priority” while in office. In particular, she said she hoped to focus on closing the attainment gap between the richest and poorest children in Scottish schools, telling journalists: “Let me be clear – I want to be judged on this. If you are not, as First Minister, prepared to put your neck on the line on the education of our young people then what are you prepared to. It really matters.”
You wanted to be judged so Audit Scotland did just that.
In 2021, Audit Scotland concluded that, “Progress on closing the poverty-related attainment gap between the most and least deprived school pupils has been limited” and fell short of the Government’s aims. In some local authorities the attainment gap between the richest and poorest students had widened.
I tried looking up the report, but really it is rather wafflely, a typical bureaucratic report. Nevertheless, Nicola Sturgeon has been weighed in the balance and found wanting. But what will it really cost her for having been the one in charge and wasted the opportunities?
School attainment gap ‘remains wide’, watchdog warns
Lucy Whyte, the correspondent says:
The report found that although exam results and other attainment measures have improved nationally, there is wide variation between local authorities, with some getting worse rather than better.
Analysis by Audit Scotland showed that the proportion of school leavers achieving five or more awards at level five was 82.7% for pupils from the least deprived areas, compared to 46.5% for school leavers from the most deprived areas – a gap of 36.2%.
This is down from 41.6% in 2014.
EIS General Secretary Larry Flanagan said: “The impact of poverty on children’s life chances remains a matter of huge concern, and much more needs to be done to support young people living in poverty to overcome the barriers that they continue to face.
“Schools do all that they can with insufficient resources to support young people from all backgrounds but cannot, in isolation, overcome such serious societal issues as inequality and poverty.”
Since then we have had a pandemic, which all quarters agree, has thrown the school system into a spin it could have never anticipated.
Except it could have been anticipated if everybody had not gone totally bananas over the ‘flu.
“But this report focuses not just on the past year, but on the previous seven, and it shows that although progress has been made, it’s been slow and it’s been patchy.
The government has released its own report on the attainment gap, which says it is closing and that all parties in Scottish education are working together in a way they haven’t before.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said: “Closing the poverty-related attainment gap and giving every young person the chance to fulfil their full potential, regardless of their background, remains our defining mission.
Which is wonderful but then this is what politicians always say when things aren’t going well and they have failed again. And saying “…working together in a way they haven’t before” is highly ambiguous. Does this mean good ways or bad?
But who has given a thought to one of the real causes of poverty, the break-up of families and absence of fathers in children’s’ lives.
Or if they are present, the fact that many abuse their children. But mothers do this too of course, although the ways can be more subtle.
See also: Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill
Sturgeon leading pride parade at Glasgow Pride 2018
By Delphine Dallison – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70873016
Taking pride of place. Pride comes before a fall Nicola.
And you shouldn’t be leading a divisive group like the LGBTQi+ activists who would turn the whole of society queer if they could. Satan is LGBTQi+ by the way.
Ahead of the 2016 Scottish Parliament election, Sturgeon pledged to review and reform the way that trans people change their legal gender. However, proposed changes to Scotland’s Gender Recognition Act that would have allowed people to change their identity through self-identification, rather than a medical process, were paused in June 2019.
Self-identification is insane. Next we will have people self-identifying as bananas.
Mind you, as people went totally bananas over the ‘flu perhaps this has already happened.
Critics of the changes within the SNP had accused Sturgeon of being “out of step” on the issue, and expressed concerns that the reforms would be open to abuse and allow predatory men into women’s spaces. The Scottish Government said it had paused the legislation in order to find “maximum consensus” on the issue and commentators described the issue as having divided the SNP like no other, with many dubbing the debate a “civil war”.
And some dubbing the debate utterly ridiculous. Why were you having it at all?? Can’t you see Nicola how foolish you are?
In April 2020, the reforms were again delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In January 2021, a former trans officer in the SNP’s LGBT wing, Teddy Hope, quit the party, claiming it was one of the “core hubs of transphobia in Scotland”. Large numbers of LGBT activists followed suit and Sturgeon released a video message in which she said that transphobia is “not acceptable” and said she hoped they would re-join the party.
Apparently this is Teddy Hope. It is a Maskist clearly.
I assume Sturgeon hoped Teddy would re-join as they needed a Teddy to hold and membership numbers were falling. Any lunatics paying subscriptions were preferable to empty coffers. I presume subscriptions were typically paid via state salaries. These will be paid by taxpayers including those who do not wish this nonsense foisted on them and their children.
Please note Teddy Hope uses the pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’ of itself. It is quite clear they are demon possessed and have, if not a legion, then an awful lot of demons.
Or a lot of awful demons. In other words they, or Teddy Hope, is stark raving mad. It needs deliverance and healing, not pandering to.
Although as it is called Teddy Hope, perhaps that what it really hopes for, a teddy bear like Winnie the Pooh.
In the 2021 SNP manifesto, Sturgeon committed the party once again to reform the Gender Recognition Act and in August that year included the commitment in her agreement with the Scottish Greens on power sharing.
In September 2021, Sturgeon was accused of shutting down debate about gender reforms after she described concerns about gender recognition reform as “not valid” and campaign groups and analysts complained that their concerns were being ignored.
Typical Marxist at work, shut down debate.
In 2023, Sturgeon was criticised in connection to the Isla Bryson case, in which a penised trans woman who raped two women when named Adam Graham and who began self-identifying as a woman after being charged, was sent to a women’s prison before being moved to a men’s prison. Sturgeon refused to say if she regards Bryson as a man or woman, though she used female pronouns when talking about Bryson.
N.B. a penised trans woman is a man for avoidance of doubt.
I thought Teddy Hope insane, but Nicola is very close behind. Mind you I have said somewhere I thought what she really wanted was a baby. Teddies just aren’t the same thing.
This brief video worth a look.
Nicola Sturgeon acknowledges trans bill ‘makes no sense’
Third term (2021–2023)
There is a picture.
Sturgeon meets Prime Minister of Vietnam Phạm Minh Chính, 2021
I found this link.
She voiced her support for PM Chinh’s proposals, noting that Scotland is ready to share its experience and cooperate with Vietnam in developing inshore wind power.
She has good experience of this as a lot of wind is generated in the Scottish Parliament.
The official added she hopes for stronger ties in human resources development and welcomes Vietnamese students to Scotland.
Where they will find the climate stimulating and can try the delights of MacDonald’s beef burgers with a wee dram of scotch to cover up the taste of the beef burger.
At the meeting, the two sides agreed on the necessity of cooperation in ensuring equal access to vaccine sources in the COVID-19 fight.
So that their respective populations could be reduced and money made by big pharma.
PM Chinh proposed Scotland to assist Vietnam in vaccine supply and essential medical supplies.
So that less money could be spent on Scotland’s own people as why should Scotland keep all the snake venom.
Sturgeon led the SNP into the 2021 Scottish Parliament election on a manifesto promise to hold a second independence referendum after the COVID-19 pandemic was over. In the election, the SNP won 64 of the 129 seats contested. The SNP won a fourth consecutive election, albeit short of an overall majority, with a record number of votes on both the constituency and regional vote[failed verification] as well as increasing their share of the constituency vote and making a net gain of one seat.
So they promised to hold a second independence referendum but not doing anything useful? It seems to me the Scots are easily pleased.
Or it may be the voting was unscientific.
Sturgeon was nominated for the post of First Minister by a vote of the Scottish Parliament on 18 May, defeating Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross and Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Willie Rennie by 64 votes to 31 and 4 respectively. This win resulted in Sturgeon becoming the first First Minister in the history of the Scottish Parliament to form a third government.
That sounds like fun, the first First Minister to form a third government. How about having first Prime Minister instead?
Still, I know Nicola likes to keep things complex so that nobody can fathom out whether or not she is doing anything worthwhile.
Personally, I think it should have read the first First minister to form a turd government as it is as shit as the previous ones.
Shortly after being elected, Sturgeon appointed John Swinney to the newly created position of Cabinet Secretary for Covid Recovery.
This position is known as the Covid Recovery Position when the patient (Scotland) has suffered a severe shock or trauma.
Such as being shut down by the SNP controlled Scottish government.
On 10 September 2022, Sturgeon became the first First Minister to sign a royal proclamation, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III.
Another monumental milestone achievement for Nicola then. There were rumours that she was going to proclaim herself queen of Scotland. However, someone said there were already an awful lot of queens in the LGBTQi+ lobby and Scotland didn’t need another.
By the way, I note I left out the fact she is the first First Minister to shut down the country because of the ‘flu. That should go on her tomb stone.
See also: Scottish National Party–Scottish Greens agreement
In August 2021, Sturgeon and Scottish Green Party co-leaders Patrick Harvie and Lorna Slater announced a power-sharing agreement between their parties. There was no agreement on oil and gas exploration, but the government now argued that it had a stronger case for a national independence referendum. As part of the agreement, the Green Party co-leaders would be nominated to serve as ministers.
Nicola Sturgeon does a deal with the Greens who are, I thought, against oil and gas exploration. Yet oil and gas would be necessary for Scotland to survive as a prosperous independent country (if at all). Yet this is somehow strengthening the case for independence?? Work that one out if you will.
And how is this supposed to relate to so-called climate change??
In August 2021, Sturgeon was confonted by climate activist Lauren Macdonald about the Cambo oil field west of Shetland, and refused to take position on whether its development should go ahead. A video of the interaction went viral and a few days later, Sturgeon wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asking that the development of Cambo should be “reassessed in light of the severity of the climate emergency”.
It’s all good for laugh if it wasn’t so pathetic. Does one laugh or cry?
The letter represented a significant shift in policy for the SNP, which had historically been a strong supporter of the oil and gas industry; the party’s blueprint for an independent Scotland in 2013 was predicated on tax revenue earned from domestic oil production, while Sturgeon had predicted in the run up to the referendum that, “We’re on the verge of another North Sea bonanza”.
The announcement was welcomed by the Scottish Green party
So the Scottish Greens are not that Green?? They are for oil and gas exploration??
but Greenpeace criticised Sturgeon for not coming out more strongly against the oil field. “The First Minister must stop hiding behind Boris Johnson,” a spokesperson for the organisation said. “If she wants to show leadership on climate she must clearly say: stop Cambo.”
Boris is quite large and Nicola relatively small so I guess hiding behind Boris is practical.
In November 2021, although no assessment had taken place, Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament she believed the oilfield “should not get the green light”.
Because the Greens are against it. Anyway, she still believes in independence being viable??
Caledonian MacBrayne ferry delay
See also: Ferry fiasco
In the late 2010s, Scottish islanders began to complain that the ageing ferry fleet that connected them to the mainland had become increasingly unreliable. During the winter of 2022 only one in three sailings to the island of Coll went ahead
As the service had coll-apsed
Hebridean shopkeepers kept receiving deliveries of rotten food; while other islanders said they had missed doctors’ appointments, funerals and even the chance to say goodbye to dying loved ones because of cancelled sailings.
Missing doctors’ appointments might be a blessing nowadays given they tend to poison you by proscribing neuro-toxic drugs. In 2020 love was cancelled when care homes were shut down so this is more of the same SNP incompetence.
The Scottish Government had commissioned two new ferries for £97m from Ferguson’s shipyard
Was this nepotism, a relation of Nicola’s?
in 2015 but the construction of the two vessels was beset by delays and complications. In 2022 Audit Scotland concluded that the final price tag for the vessels would be somewhere between £250m and £400m once the ships are finished in 2023. Furthermore, they concluded that the Scottish Government had awarded the contracts without normal financial safeguards and presided over a “multitude of failings”.
So about 2.5 to over4 times the cost. What a useless bunch the SNP are.
Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament of her “deep regret” that islanders were enduring such chaos and said that the Government was “learning lessons from this experience”. Key documentation, which might have explained why ministers signed the contracts without appropriate safeguards to protect taxpayers’ money, was lost and Sturgeon later said this too was “regrettable” and that “the Government will learn lessons.”
But it doesn’t. Was it gross incompetence to cover gross corruption?
I gather Ferguson Marine, the shipyard in question, was nationalised in 2019 over the affair but this hasn’t done any good. Things look bleak.
Second independence referendum proposals
Rishi Sunak is the fifth British prime minister to serve during Sturgeon’s premiership and like his predecessors has rejected calls for a second referendum.
In June 2022, Sturgeon officially announced her plan for Scottish independence once again.
Wee Crankie doesn’t give up does she?
She argued that her government had an “indisputable mandate” for a second Scottish independence referendum. She unveiled her new plan arguing that it will allow Scotland to set out “a different and better vision” and claimed that there is a legally secure path to get a referendum without permission from the cabinet. This plan has been met with condemnation from various opposing parties, with the Prime Minister rejecting her plan.
I assume her justification is “We have managed to bugger things up as part of the UK and we like the opportunity to bugger things up even more on our own”.
Sturgeon officially announced that the referendum would be held on 19 October 2023. She sought the Prime Minister to consent to the vote by signing a section 30 order, a move that Downing Street has refused to comply. She asked Scotland’s Lord Advocate to consider referring the matter to the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom to rule if the Scottish Government has the power to host a referendum without the Government of the United Kingdom’s approval, this request has since been granted.
How much more taxpayers’ money will this silly woman be prepared to waste I wonder? Still, she is resigning as First Minister so hopefully no more.
In October 2022, Sturgeon launched her government’s third independence paper, which outlines the currency in an independent Scotland and joining the EU. She proposed the Scottish Government would use the pound sterling for a brief period before transitioning to a new currency known as the ‘Scottish Pound’. She argued independence would be “essential” for economic prosperity for Scotland as she claimed the economic climate throughout the UK does not offer strength, stability or security.
Well, to repeat, she and the SNP have buggered up Scotland good and proper so how she thinks independence will be any use is anybody’s guess.
On the day the Supreme Court ruled the Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate a referendum on independence, Sturgeon announced the next democratic election in Scotland, in this case a UK general election expected to be held in 2024, would be campaigned by the SNP as a de facto referendum. Unionist parties have rejected this characterisation.
Some SNP members have urged Sturgeon to call an early election at Holyrood to speed up the process for a de facto referendum.
Before things get even worse and nobody votes for them.
While foreign policy remains a reserved matter, Sturgeon has undertaken a number of visits to Europe, North America and Asia to promote Scotland as a place of investment and Scottish businesses to trade and do business with. Sturgeon has committed to strengthening links between Scotland and Africa.
As Africa will be more prosperous than Scotland under the SNP and the SNP will need to ask for hand-outs.
In response to the Brexit vote, to discuss Scotland’s interests, Sturgeon travelled to Brussels to meet with both Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission as well as Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament.
So she met Jean the Clawed Junkie, I’m sure that went well.
“Hi Clawed, how are us Marxists and you Nazis going to deal with this disastrous Brexit vote? Where will I go after buggering up Scotland if I can’t have a cushy job in Brussels?”
“A completely unnecessary Brexit shock will hit many businesses already struggling with the Covid-19 crisis.
In response to the UK-wide vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Scottish Government, headed by Sturgeon, launched the Scotland’s Place in Europe document, a white paper setting out the Scottish Government’s aims and wishes of Scotland’s role in Europe post-Brexit. The paper was sent to the central British Government to be read by Prime Minister Theresa May.
Who may have thrown it in the bin with the other rubbish.
In June 2017, Sturgeon criticised the approaches taken by both Theresa May and the British Government towards the Brexit approach, claiming that May “will struggle” as she is a “difficult person to build a rapport with”. In the same interview, Sturgeon committed to no independence referendum being held prior to the terms of a UK wide Brexit deal being agreed and presented.
Theresa May have felt the same about you. Or should that be Theresa may have felt the same about you?
Or Theresa May might have felt the same about you. You choose.
With a view towards Brexit, Sturgeon demanded greater powers for the Scottish Parliament, arguing that Brexit is threatening Scotland’s devolution settlement. With London seeking to restrict immigration to the United Kingdom, she asserted that Scotland should be able to set its own immigration policy, as well as policies relating to employment and trade.
To invite as many Germans as possible to take over the country as the SNP wanted to do in WW2.
Here are some Maskists. They are all female I believe.
Nicola is the one with ‘Let’s do net zero’. To translate, this means ‘Let’s do nothing’.
Sturgeon and Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in Glasgow, November 2021
Sturgeon was highly critical of Donald Trump and his policies during the 2016 United States presidential election and had publicly backed his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. Sturgeon highlighted her disapproval of his language and views relating to sexism and misogyny, and stated upon Trump’s victory that she hopes “Trump turns out to be a president different to the one he was during his campaign and reaches out to those who felt vilified by his campaign”.
“We can’t forget his plans to build a wall or ban people of one faith from entering America.”
Which is the usual hypocrisy as the Democrats are now building the wall and have banned people from entering the USA unless they are vaccinated, at least as far as I can tell. The whole thing is fraught with complexities which is deliberate to put people off.
Sturgeon had previously stripped Trump of his ambassadorial role for Scottish businesses with the Scottish Government in the aftermath of Trump’s views of an outright ban of Muslims from entering the United States. Sturgeon claimed following comments made by Trump in relation to Muslims entering the United States that he was “not fit” for the ambassadorial role with the Scottish Government.
As opposed to Nicola Sturgeon who wasn’t fit to be First Minister of Scotland.
In May 2022, Sturgeon made a trip to the United States and met with controversial Republican member of Congress Robert Aderholt, a prominent Anti-abortion supporter.
Why she posed with him I don’t know. Perhaps she fancied him. According to the wiki footnote link Robert Aderholt is
… a white, bible-thumping, gay hatin’, gun lovin’, fetus saving, Obama despising, Tea Party conservative, they will continue to vote him in by 50 point margins.
As opposed to a greyish, Satan promoting, transgender lovin’, gun hatin’ (unless its guns for Ukraine’s Zelenskyy’s Nazis), fetus murdering, O’Barmy Biden lovin’, Drugs Party (supplied free of charge via taxpayers) loony Liberal who will cheat and steal to win.
In the run up to the 2017 Catalan independence referendum, Nicola Sturgeon offered her own personal backing and that of the Scottish Government to Catalonia in the holding of a referendum. The Government of Spain criticised Sturgeon, claiming she had “totally misunderstood” the situation in Spain and Catalonia. Sturgeon highlighted that Spain should follow “the shining example” that was created as part of the Edinburgh Agreement between the Scottish and British Governments that allowed Scotland to hold a legally binding referendum.
Spain think Nicola Sturgeon is a real pain or a royal pain as real means ‘royal’ in Spanish.
An advocate for Scottish independence,
for the decidedly dim who have not already realised this
Sturgeon has campaigned for independence from the United Kingdom since her late teens. She was categorised in 2015 as part of the SNP’s gradualist wing, which believed in achieving independence through accumulating the Scottish Parliament’s powers from the UK Parliament over time.
Whilst still being able to interfere in the other countries affairs.
In recent years, following the defeat of the Yes Scotland campaign in 2014 Scottish Independence referendum, Sturgeon has aligned herself with the new gradualist wing, who believe in only holding a second referendum if there is clear public support, such as polling being over 60%, or if there is a material change in circumstances.[failed verification]
It says failed verification presumably because Nicola has yet to show this to be the case, but again facts have never stopped Nicola pressing on with wasting time and money whilst Scotland crumbles around her.
Sturgeon is a constitutional monarchist, telling journalists that it is “a model that has many merits”. On the day Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest reigning monarch, Sturgeon travelled with her to open the Borders Railway and told a crowd of well-wishers: “She [The Queen] has carried out Her duties with dedication, wisdom and an exemplary sense of public service. The reception She has received today, demonstrates that that admiration and affection is certainly felt here in Scotland.”
It is believed that Nicola was referring to herself. I gather she also thanked Elizabeth II for coming as well.
Following the death of the Queen Elizabeth II, Sturgeon led tributes to the Queen. She described the Queen as the “greatest constant in our national life” and added her death was “a day for reflection and remembrance” and “a day for giving thanks to The Queen for her devotion to duty and the decades of public service she gave to the people of Scotland.”
Again it is believed that Nicola was referring to herself. I gather she also thanked Elizabeth II for doing fairly well for someone unelected.
She has at times been a critic of austerity, saying that the UK government’s “austerity economics” is “morally unjustifiable and economically unsustainable”. However, in 2018 she endorsed her party’s Growth Commission report that pledged to reduce an independent Scotland’s budget deficit as a percentage of GDP – something the Institute for Fiscal Studies concluded meant “continued austerity”.
So more hypocrisy. Still, the SNP did do its best to avoid austerity by spending a lot more on the Ferguson Marine shipyard. As we know, that didn’t work out too well.
Sturgeon has also campaigned on women’s rights and gender equality, and is a self-described feminist; she has argued that Scotland’s feminist movement is not simply symbolic, but “sends a powerful signal about equality”.
That women as well as men are equally as capable of buggering up society and the economy when abandoning God’s guidance as to how to live life well.
She has hailed Scottish feminist economist Ailsa McKay as one of her inspirations. She has at various points commented on the behaviour or attitudes of men towards women; publicly condemning Donald Trump, Tony Abbott and former Labour MSP Neil Findlay.
Ailsa McKay died aged 50 in 2014 from cancer. Perhaps if she had spent more time looking after her health and why cancer is a medical scam she might not have died so young.
However, she defended her party’s leader Alex Salmond from accusations of sexism. After Salmond had told Tory MP Anna Soubry, “Behave yourself, woman” in 2015, Sturgeon said: “The fundamental question, ‘does that language indicate that Alex Salmond is sexist?’ Absolutely not, there’s no man I know who is less sexist.”
Commenting on the need for men to challenge their friends’ misogynistic behaviour, Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament in 2021: “I would say to all men in this chamber and all men across the country — challenge it [misogyny] if it’s on the part of other men you may know, challenge your own behaviour and then let’s collectively, as a society, turn the page and turn the corner so that women can live free of the fear of harassment, abuse, intimidation, violence and, in the worst cases, death.”
As we will be insisting on vaccinating men along with women which will instil the fear of harassment, abuse, intimidation, violence and, in the worst cases, death.
Sturgeon has campaigned against replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.
The footnote link is missing. However, I gather people have been campaigning for money to be spent on the NHS rather than Trident.
So the choice has been a choice between spending on something that causes huge loss of life and injury.
Or spending on Trident nuclear weapons which have thankfully not been used.
Views on Tory government policies
At the SNP’s 2022 annual party conference in Aberdeen, Sturgeon stated “I detest the Tories and everything they stand for” in an interview on the BBC.
She was accused of using “dangerous language” and when asked if she regretted the comments, Sturgeon simply replied “No” and emphasised the point she detested Tory policies and not supporters or voters.
I don’t think many people like you much either Nicola, you and your Nazi party.
These links refer to WW2. But I don’t think much has changed; Nazis, Marxists, they’re all the same, both from Germany.
SNP links to Adolf Hitler and FASCISM revealed in new political anthology
Scottish nationalists tried to forge Nazi alliance
Criticism of Boris Johnson administration
Sturgeon has been highly critical towards the leadership of Boris Johnson’s government. Following Johnson’s appointment as British prime minister, she claimed he “rambled” in his first speech outside 10 Downing Street and suggested he was “blame shifting”.
Which of course she never does. She is a horrible hypocrite.
In July 2019, the prime minister met Sturgeon at her official residence, Bute House, where Johnson was “booed and heckled” by protesters.
Specially laid on by the SNP Marxist crowd.
This was the only occasion when he made a formal visit to Edinburgh as he declined future invites by the first minister. Sturgeon claimed Johnson’s “fragile male ego” stopped him from meeting her.
No, it was just meeting ‘Wee Crankie’ Nicola made him sick.
Sturgeon’s attempts to request approval for a second referendum on Scottish independence were declined by the Johnson administration.
Speaking after Johnson had resigned in 2022, Sturgeon said that he was the only prime minister she had worked with who was “a disgrace to the office”.
After herself. She looks in the mirror but ignores the disgrace lurking there.
At the beginning of Sturgeon’s political career, she was often regarded as a “nippy sweetie”, Scottish slang for the “sharp-tongued and strong-minded”. The term was used to describe Sturgeon’s “fierce” attitude.
She has also been called Wee Krankie to describe the fact that she looks remarkably like Wee Krankie.
And because she is taking the piss or wee out of the Scottish people.
Sturgeon was elected leader of the SNP at a time the party enjoyed a surge in membership.
But now it is going down.
In 2015, Sturgeon was questioned as, and in some cases branded as, the ‘most dangerous woman in Britain’. It followed her party’s unprecedented landslide victory in the 2015 general election, which questioned the future of the union.
Foot note links refer to her as Queen of Scots.
She certainly has been very dangerous as she has tried to destroy the Union and the moral laws such as still remain in Scotland.
Awards and acknowledgements
Sturgeon won the Scottish Politician of the Year Award in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2019.
I am not sure who actually voted for her or why anybody would vote for a politician of the year. Perhaps politicians did from the SNP.
Forbes magazine ranked Sturgeon as the 50th most powerful woman in the world in 2016 and 2nd in the United Kingdom.
And here she is flexing her muscles having defeated Jacinda Ardern at the WEF arm wrestling competition.
She was recognized as one of the BBC’s 100 women of 2014.
‘Ooh look, there’s Nicola Sturgeon’ everyone at the BBC said.
In 2015, BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour assessed Sturgeon to be the most powerful and influential woman in the United Kingdom.
The queen was not available for comment, but there are rumours she was not amused.
Sturgeon attended Greenwood Academy, Dreghorn, from 1982 to 1988.
The top single word anagrams of Greenwood Academy are:
I also note this full anagram:
Acme weedy dragoon, i.e. the best of the weedy dragon. Well, quite.
Sturgeon lives in Glasgow with her husband, Peter Murrell, who is the chief executive officer of the SNP. The couple have been in a relationship since 2003. They announced their engagement on 29 January 2010, and were married on 16 July 2010 at Òran Mór in Glasgow.
Reflecting on her marriage in 2012, Sturgeon told the Daily Record: “Being in the same kind of line of work has its up sides and its down sides. The up side is that Peter understands what’s going on and why I am late home all the time. The down side is that you just end up talking about it all the time and you never leave it outside.”
In other words the downside of their married life is that it is really, really boring.
Please note Peter Murrell, Peter Tierney Murrell in full, has had some issues re finances. See
I can’t find anything really exciting in his name anagram wise merely nutter replier. ‘Merely nutter replier’ is one of the anagrams.
So is ‘Mr Eire repellent yurt’. Amusing in any event.
I would say on the whole he was rather boring sadly. Their married life must be a ball I don’t think.
Peter is said to be the “…despot chief executive officer…” according to his wiki page. The use of the word despot seems rather odd. Strictly it means ‘one with power’ but makes you wonder what is really going on when there are questions about handling of money going round.
And if as indicated here
that the SNP is struggling to balance its own books, are we surprised it can’t balance Scotland’s books.
I may well have another closer look at the SNP.
Sturgeon is known for her love of fiction and says reading, “gives me a lot of joy and helps with the stresses and strains of work”.
Such as the latest strain of coronavirus, a.k.a. the ‘flu. Her love of fiction includes making things up as she goes along, the various strains of coronavirus and thinking that transgender people are sane.
Her mother Joan was the SNP Provost of North Ayrshire council, where she was councillor for the Irvine East ward from 2007 until 2016.
In 2016, Sturgeon disclosed that she had miscarried five years previously.
And has taken it out on the Scottish people ever since.
In the foot note link she is recorded as saying
She said: “If the miscarriage hadn’t happened, would I be sitting here as first minister right now? It’s just an unanswerable question. I just don’t know.
I would have sincerely hoped she would not have been First Minister. Look what she has done to Scotland with her lunacy.
In May 2022, Sturgeon tested positive for COVID-19. In line with Government guidance, she completed a self-isolation period.
There have been requests for her to isolate for the rest of her life but so far these requests have been denied.
Analysis of her name
Nicola – “people of victory”
Anagrams include ‘lo Cain’, ‘oilcan’ and ‘icon al’. I’m not sure I’m that encouraged by those.
The name was quite popular when she was born in 1970. Around 1986 the popularity started to plummet. This was when she joined the SNP. The two may be related. See the chart below.
The chart is interactive. In 2021 only 1 person was named Nicola if I have the data correct. I don’t think people like Nicola any more.
Ferguson – meaning ‘Son of Fergus’. The given name Fergus, comes from Fearghas, derived from the Gaelic fear meaning “man,” and gus meaning “vigor.” From
Of course relates to gust as in gust of wind, a strong wind, so this makes sense. Ghas sounds/looks very similar to ‘gas’ which we can use to mean windy, talkative.
And then there is ‘fer’ in French meaning iron, so ‘Iron Wind’, a strong wind.
Nicola likes talking. Not much else happens though except for buggering up Scotland in more ways than one, he said darkly.
Sturgeon – a type of fish.
‘ego turns’ is an anagram. Perhaps this says it all about her, a big ego but little else.
I gather she is quite little at just under 5’ 3” (excluding high heels).
Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon
Nicola Fergus t = 13 individual letters excluding repeats
Necrologist – One who gives an account of deaths.
AC – for anti-Christ
counterfoils gangrenous – top anagram only two word one
Interesting anagrams I noticed.
A scot fling neurosurgeon
Cori goon ungratefulness
A couple of surgeons to indicate support for the NHS.
Surgeon surgeon Alf tonic
Surgeon surgeon flat icon
Lots of Euros to indicate support for the EU.
Euros euros +
Euros euros clanging font
Euros euros cloning fag NT
Insane Celt gorgon rufous – rufous meaning ‘reddish’.
Insane Custer foul gorgon
Insane court fools grunge
Insane foul got scrounger
Insane cunt gorgeous Rolf
Insane cur foulest gorgon
N.B. There are dark as well as light angels.
confusion Eur grots
confusion Ger torus
confusion ogres rut
confusion Rogers ut
Coors insurgent UFO
Corine fungus roots
Corot fungus noires
Icon fungus rooster
corn fungus sootier
confusion RT rogues
As we are talkiking about Corona virus and the flu nowadays.
ego flu insurgents!!!!!!!!!!
egoist flu gunners
estrogen flu using
Because she is a Marxist.
Stalin + 10,000 + phrases
Gog enforcer UN USO – gog reminds me of Gog and Magog in the Bible.
USO could be United Service Organizations
Gog enforcer confuser Eur on – which would explian the EU connections and desire to be apart of it.
Because of George Soros’s desire to own everything.
angel centurion fug
angel coning future
acting flu neurogen
age flu incongruent
centering flu guano
Because George Soros is in her name!!!!!!!
George soros +
cunt final UN
cunt fun nail
Ann cunt flu I
Summary and final thoughts
Well, there you have my analysis of Nicola Sturgeon. So how can we sum up her achivements?
Sorry, my mind went blank there for a few minutes. I was trying to think of something useful she has done. Mmm…I have it!
She resigned as First Minsiter. And about bloody time too. Scotland has had to suffer her arrant stupidity and the incompetancy of the SNP for far too long.
I may not live in Scotland but I have family there and strong roots on both sides of my family. Perhaps I have a romantic view of Scotland, but it is a beautiful country ruined by the antics of Nicola and her Marxist/Nazi crowd.
Like most politicians she repeats “the Government will learn lessons”.
But they never do, and neither has the electorate. We keep voting for the inept, the ones who promise us the moon but never deliver.
But then we vote from a pool of substantially morally degraded people, who have turned away from God’s laws and what constitutes wholesome, secure and fun family life.
My favorite three anagrams:
Stalin Gog enforcer UN USO
Corona ego flu insurgents
Insane cur foulest gorgon
Here is a very interesting link by Craig Murray an well worth reading including the comments.
Nicola Sturgeon – Used and Discarded
It says among other things:
Throughout this nine years, Sturgeon was sustained and promoted by the unionist media.
She pretended she wanted Independence, and they pretended to attack her for it.
Meanwhile Sturgeon was given an extraordinarily easy ride over the real failings of her government. The achievements of Alex Salmond in building an extremely efficient reputation for the SNP’s ability to manage the business of government, were all knocked back.
John Swinney approves of her of course and has said
“It has been my privilege to support her as Deputy First Minister. She has my warmest good wishes for the future and heartfelt thanks for all that she has done for Scotland, for the cause of Independence and the Scottish National Party.”
All she has done for Scotland eh? All she has done is buggered it all up. She has let the LGBTQi+ buggers take over.
Then there’s this loony woman who thinks Nicola is immensely talented.
If only ‘immensely talented’ Sturgeon hadn’t been a nationalist, says CHRISTINE JARDINE
Then there’s this which is very revealing. I like the video link.
A heartbroken Sturgeon fan was quick to comment.
She said: “Why? If she goes we are screwed.
“She’s the only one who can do what she does and put us first.”
I am not sure who the us is. Perhaps the transgender loonies. In any event Scotland has been right royally screwed by Nicola Sturgeon.
The girl with the piercings at 3.12 is very perceptive when asked about who might replace Nicola Sturgeon.
‘They’re all as bad as each other.’
The above is not a recent photo but the words on the wall should have said:
‘Make scotland madder’ or ‘Make scotland mutter’. She achieved both.
This finishes things off by damming her with faint praise.
Whatever else may be said of her, Nicola Sturgeon has certainly had an impact.
By Alex Macleod, Edinburgh.
Like a meteor from outer space destroyoing everything.
I was pleasantly amused, but not in the least surprised, to see her ascend the ranks of Scottish politics. She is principled and decent, and has stuck to her beliefs for decades.
This is by a Linda MacPherson,Christchurch, New Zealand.
“principled and decent”??? Perhaps this is in comparison to Jacinda Ardern who has also departed.
“…and has stuck to her beliefs for decades.” That is if you tell a really big lie the masses of the people will believe you.
Wake up Scotland, you were had.
P.S. These links may interest you.
Neil Ferguson: how did his Covid 19 statistics fool the world?
Not Monklandspox but might as well have been as its all boll-ox.
Trans- word meanings
Transgender and other ‘trans’ words – definitions
And a bonus link.
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