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Nicola Sturgeon

Lack of leadership rivals keeping Sturgeon safe - Jim Sillars

Former SNP Deputy leader Jim Sillars has suggested that only a lack of candidates to challenge Nicola Sturgeon for the SNP leadership is keeping her safe in the post.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being called upon to start an investigation into ministerial use of taxpayer-funded cars. Picture: PA

Inquiry call after ministerial limos used at SNP campaign events

An official investigation is being demanded amid ­concerns that Scottish Government ministers used taxpayer-funded limos to travel from SNP functions.


Nicola Sturgeon announces first ever Arctic Circle meeting in Scotland

Scotland will host a meeting of Arctic Circle nations for the first time next month as Nicola Sturgeon seeks to forge closer ties with the region ahead of Brexit.

Operating outside EU regulations may prove beneficial for Scotland  but the SNP is unwilling to seek such opportunities. Picture: Getty

Brian Wilson: SNP’s stance on Brexit lacks political imagination

The Scottish view of the European Union is more nuanced than some in the SNP realise, writes Brian Wilson.

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Nicola Sturgeon pokes fun at Theresa May with Strepsils gag

Nicola Sturgeon poked fun at Theresa May yesterday during the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference by turning up with a packet of Strepsils.

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Sketch: Nicola Sturgeon keeps SNP members waiting for Indyref2

Some commentators have described the 2017 SNP conference as flat. But try telling that to the two angry men - one sporting a kilt - who were shown the door half an hour before Nicola Sturgeon’s keynote speech.

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Nicola Sturgeon speech: Independence offers Scots ‘a better future’

Nicola Sturgeon today told Scots the prospect of independence offers a “better future” as she pledged to press ahead with another vote.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (left) and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood at the Scottish National Party conference at the SEC Centre in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon to give free childcare to under-fives by 2020

Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil plans to spend £840 million a year on “transformational” plans to introduce a system of full-time state childcare as she set her sights on another decade in power.

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Nicola Sturgeon: I have indyref2 mandate until 2021

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she still has a mandate to hold a second Scottish independence referendum before the next Holyrood election in 2021.

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Piers Morgan intervied Nicola Sturgeon on ITV morning show,Good Morning Britain.

Piers Morgan and Nicola Sturgeon clash over NHS targets

Piers Morgan clashed with Nicola Sturgeon during a heated exchange on television this morning.

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Independence might not be on the agenda at the SNP conference, but delegates have welcomed references to it.

Lesley Riddoch: Sceptics’ flawed search for Peak SNP

The Scottish media is choosing to turn a blind eye to the fact that the governing party is still by far the most popular in Scotland, says Lesley Riddoch

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Nicola Sturgeon listens to the address of Deputy First Minister John Swinney on the opening day of the SNP annual conference in Glasgow. Picture: AFP

Nicola Sturgeon: Need for independence has never been greater

The First Minister has said the need for Scottish independence has ‘arguably never been greater’ as she opened the annual SNP conference in Glasgow on Sunday.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

SNP to set out plans to help EU citizens stay in Scotland post-Brexit

The SNP is to set out its plans to help EU citizens stay in Scotland after Brexit at its annual conference

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Jim Sillars brands Nicola Sturgeon ‘out of her depth’

Jim Sillars brands Nicola Sturgeon ‘out of her depth’

Nicola Sturgeon has been branded "out of her depth" as SNP leader and lacking "political nous" by former party Deputy leader Jim Sillars.

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Scottish independence off agenda at SNP conference

SNP members will not have a chance to debate the issue of Scottish independence at the party’s forthcoming conference, after Nicola Sturgeon shelved her plans for a referendum earlier this year.

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Nicola Sturgeon compares Theresa May speech to Fawlty Towers

Nicola Sturgeon has compared the Prime Minister’s conference speech to an episode of TV sitcom Fawlty Towers.

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Nicola Sturgeon called on Scottish Labour to back the further devolution of welfare powers to Holyrood at First Minister's Questions. Picture: BBC

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon calls for full devolution of welfare

Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scottish Labour to join the SNP in calling for the full devolution of welfare powers to the Scottish Parliament to mitigate ‘Tory cuts’.

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Nicola Sturgeon: Catalonia referendum ‘cannot be ignored’

The Spanish government “cannot ignore” the “very significant expression of support for independence” demonstrated by Catalonia’s unofficial referendum, Scotland’s First Minister has said.

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Nicola Sturgeon was in Aberdeen today

Nicola Sturgeon insists new oil hub can help save North Sea

Nicola Sturgeon today insisted that the "full potential" of Scotland's ailing oil and gas industry can still be salvaged by technological advances.

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Nicola Sturgeon backs Catalonia’s right to hold a referendum

Nicola Sturgeon has backed Catalonia’s right to hold a referendum on independence, saying she is concerned about attempts to stop the vote.

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