Tagged with "Nicola Sturgeon"
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    Sturgeon's self-defeating referendum opportunism

    The UK single market is far more important to the Scottish economy than the EU single market. Nicola Sturgeon's (unworkable) plan to leave the former for the latter shows her up as an opportunist who will put personal and ideological ambitions above Scotland's interests

    by Joseph Hackett - 20 March 2017
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    Don't forget England in the Brexit process

    Brexit is a Union matter and has to proceed as such. Other matters like the financial settlement within the UK are as much English as Scottish issues. England still needs more recognition in our democratic structure, and Scottish separatism hasn't been boosted by Brexit anyway

    by John Redwood MP -  4 August 2016
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    The SNP's neo-authoritarian machinations

    The SNP is making a right old mess of governance in Scotland, harming health, education and law and order. But it is good at some things: centralising power and pressing the grievance button against the English

    by Robin Mitchinson - 12 November 2015
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    SNP's Sturgeon finds kindred spirits in 3rd rate Greek populists

    Confused, superficial, and shallow, it is quite possible that the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon sees a kindred spirit in Greece's Syriza. Responsible governing in the interests of real people comes second to this collection of third-rate, far-left chancers and demagogues

    by Tom Gallagher -  2 July 2015
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    Cameron's world: Peril and opportunity for the Union

    Cameron needs to understand that his second term is about preserving the Union. This requires a total re-think on strategy. In their hearts and minds, most Scots want the Union to prevail. Cameron needs to get clever, and ignore opportunistic Tories just as much as the neo-authoritarian SNP

    by Tom Gallagher - 12 May 2015
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    Pro-EU SNP and Plaid aim to destroy UK but lose independence

    The pro-EU SNP and Plaid Cymru want to break up Britain and cause havoc with Labour on the way. But don't for a second think they want real self-determination. If they did, they wouldn't be planning to turn Scotland and Wales into client states of Brussels. It's just an anti-English crusade

    by Luke Stanley -  1 May 2015
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    50 shades of Sturgeon: Ed Miliband sleeping with the enemy

    The Labour leader knows deep down that his only route into Number 10 is in the arms of Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish National Party. Such an outcome wouldn’t simply put Britain’s international credibly at risk, it would lead to the simultaneous breakup and bankruptcy of our great country. Don’t risk it

    by Clare George-Hilley - 26 April 2015
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    Britain's shambolic election

    The major parties offer a fresh bribe each day. They are now cross-dressing with Dave chanting the socialist mantra of welfare from the cradle to the grave, and Ed calling on assistance from old Auntie Prudence. As for a Labour/SNP government, it's too awful to contemplate. Help!

    by Robin Mitchinson - 23 April 2015
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    Rise of Nicola Sturgeon: Shallow empress of north Britain

    Scotland’s insurgents offer no original formula for politics. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is, in reality, a shallow political hack with no coherent vision. Her primary drive is to end the durable British experiment and entrench a bossy, introspective state in the north irrespective of whether it is economically viable or not

    by Tom Gallagher - 22 April 2015
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    John Major's ill advised gift to Scottish nationalists

    Here's what John Major got so disastrously wrong: Instead of concentrating on the dangers of a Left-leaning alliance, he came off as sounding as though the SNP had no legitimate right to get elected to Westminster and then behave like every other party. He effectively made a case for Scotland leaving the union

    by the commentator - 21 April 2015
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    Ignore the dissembling, Labour would definitely govern with the SNP

    Why is there even any doubt about it? Of course, Ed Miliband would accept SNP support to get into Number 10. After all, he stabbed his own brother in the back to get a shot at it. You really think he'd hesitate if the electoral maths allowed it after May 7?

    by Anticybernat - 19 April 2015
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    Scotland 2015: Total electoral polarisation

    Scotland is convulsed by confrontation as the SNP and its supporters intimidate opponents. Democratic civility is treated with contempt, and prejudice and disdain are the order of the day

    by Tom Gallagher - 13 April 2015
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    Yet more robotic populism from Nicola Sturgeon

    Nicola Sturgeon is the ultimate robot populist. On any given issue she is programmed to buy votes. The latest shameless move is to bankrupt our children by blocking pension age increases. Neither the SNP nor its potential Labour allies must be allowed to destroy our nation's future

    by the commentator -  7 April 2015
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    Religion and Trotskyism mix well in Scotland

    The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon has made quite a splash this week. But if people knew what SNP supporters were playing at with the minds of Scottish kids they might have pause for thought

    by Tom Gallagher -  4 April 2015
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    Leaders' Debate: The very unmagnificent seven

    The abysmal leaders' debate was a product of our abysmal politics. Four of the seven leaders were Left-populists; one was a Left-totalitarian; Farage was a total one trick pony on immigration; Cameron looked as though he didn't want to be there, which of course he didn't. What a fiasco British politics now is

    by the commentator -  3 April 2015