Nicola Sturgeon pokes fun at Theresa May with Strepsils gag

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

The First Minister joked that she had ‘came prepared’ and even joked that was ‘tempting fate’, however, it was warmly received by the conference.

The First Minister mocked Theresa May in the first few minutes of her speech as she held up a packet of Strepsils, insisting she had "come prepared"

The First Minister mocked Theresa May in the first few minutes of her speech as she held up a packet of Strepsils, insisting she had "come prepared"

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The jibe was a reference to Theresa May’s speech at her conference which was overshadowed by a persistent cough that forced her to keep stopping for water, and even resulting in Chancellor, Phillip Hammond offering a cough sweet.

Nicola Sturgeon took aim at a number of Conservative policies during her speech, also calling for an end to austerity which she branded: “heartless, shameful and self defeating.”

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During her speech, Nicola Sturgeon unveiled plans to create a new state-owned Scottish energy firm in a move aimed at driving down soaring energy costs. It will be available to all customers across Scotland and operate as an alternative to the current privately-owned giants like npower and Scottish Gas.