Panic has gripped the nation – and is leading politicians to make flawed decisions.
Posts Tagged: Nicola Sturgeon
David Green: The Government should tell the SNP that any referendum must give parts of Scotland the right to remain
It should seize the initiative and challenge the right of the party to speak for all Scots.
Sarah Ingham: The NHS failed the nation during the pandemic. Awarding it the George Cross was a mistake.
Furthermore, by allowing the Queen to do this, the Government has dragged the monarch into the political murk.
WATCH: Sturgeon criticises “lack of respect for Scottish democracy that this UK government has demonstrated over quite some time”
She says it would be “absurd and completely outrageous” if it challenged the Scottish parliament in court over legislation on another referendum.
Lord Ashcroft: My survey of Scottish voters. The SNP maintains its lead for the Holyrood elections. But there are clouds on its horizon.
For many, Brexit is a powerful justification for a new independence referendum. But this, too, works both ways.
WATCH: The Government’s traffic light system for international travel “poses a risk”, warns Sturgeon
“None of us know right now where the next variant that might be really problematic is going to occur.”
Simon Hart: Drakeford’s divisive politics must come to an end. In May, Welsh Conservatives offer a better future.
For this year’s Senedd elections, vote for a Welsh Government that will work with the UK Government, not against it.
Iain Dale: Teaching unions are loud but wrong on vaccines. Besides, what about those without powerful public advocates?
Plus: Have you got your popcorn ready for Salmond’s appearance before a committee of the Scottish Parliament this lunchtime?
And this power struggle carries with it serious threats to free speech and democratic accountability.
Iain Dale: Johnson can say all the right words. But not in a way that people relate to, as Blair and Cameron could.
Plus: Sturgeon is ridiculous to criticise the PM’s trip to Scotland. And: Now’s not the time for a Coronavirus inquiry.
“When I get the opportunity… I can set out these things fully.”
Garvan Walshe: Gloomy Sturgeon projects competence. The Government doesn’t – and the Union may be the price it pays.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
It seems to gaze upon the SNP’s seemingly unstoppable rise and conclude that Sturgeon’s party is doing something right.
Emma Revell: Young people socialising made Sturgeon “want to cry”. If only she got as upset over their debt burden.
During the EU referendum, many politicians claimed to be concerned about younger generations’ futures. But they’ve been mysteriously quiet recently.
It is better for the Government to demonstrate the statistical evidence for them (if there is enough) rather than force compliance.