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# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday
# Level Zero
# Level Zero

Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday

Jul 13th 2021, 4:16 PM 10,336 Views 9 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move to Level 0 of restrictions.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 23 June, 2021

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
# One Nation One Britain
# One Nation One Britain

'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'

Jun 23rd 2021, 3:06 PM 23,011 Views 36 Comments

One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Scotland pauses easing of restrictions as third wave anticipated
# Surge
# Surge

Scotland pauses easing of restrictions as third wave anticipated

Jun 1st 2021, 9:55 PM 41,004 Views 31 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon said the country is still at a “delicate and fragile point”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister
# Indyref
# Indyref

Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister

May 18th 2021, 10:46 PM 13,746 Views 16 Comments

“With independence, the decisions that shape our future will lie with us,” she said today.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Sturgeon tells Johnson it is ‘when not if’ for a second Scottish independence vote
# Indyref 2
# Indyref 2

Sturgeon tells Johnson it is ‘when not if’ for a second Scottish independence vote

May 9th 2021, 7:04 PM 18,784 Views 53 Comments

The Scottish First Minister spoke to Boris Johnson by phone on Sunday after the SNP’s victory in the Holyrood election.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 7 May, 2021

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
# Scotland
# Scotland

Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win

May 7th 2021, 10:30 PM 25,659 Views 29 Comments

The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.

Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation
# Counting Votes
# Counting Votes

Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation

May 7th 2021, 9:47 AM 22,789 Views 18 Comments

Counting has begun for the Scottish parliamentary election, with results expected tomorrow.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Sturgeon misled Holyrood committee over Salmond investigation, report finds
# Holyrood
# Holyrood

Sturgeon misled Holyrood committee over Salmond investigation, report finds

Updated Mar 23rd 2021, 9:21 AM 17,092 Views 15 Comments

The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints has published its report.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 22 March, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds
# Scotland
# Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds

Updated Mar 22nd 2021, 4:46 PM 17,469 Views 0 Comments

The probe was carried out by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Alex Salmond inquiry finds Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament
# Holyrood
# Holyrood

Alex Salmond inquiry finds Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament

Mar 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 26,684 Views 35 Comments

The finding is likely to lead to further pressure on the Scottish National Party leader.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
# Scotland
# Scotland

Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him

Updated Mar 3rd 2021, 4:50 PM 27,701 Views 0 Comments

She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 26 February, 2021

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation

Feb 26th 2021, 6:58 AM 8,473 Views 0 Comments

He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 29 January, 2021

Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
# Celtic Cousins
# Celtic Cousins

Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'

Jan 29th 2021, 9:18 AM 97,813 Views 109 Comments

Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
# Bad Timing
# Bad Timing

Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’

Jan 28th 2021, 8:58 AM 46,310 Views 34 Comments

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.

# nicola-sturgeon - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’
# Deal
# Deal

Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’

Dec 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 51,075 Views 18 Comments

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insists the UK Government has struck a “‘fantastic deal”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon apologises for breaching Covid rules at wake: 'There are no excuses'
# First Minister Of Scotland
# First Minister Of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon apologises for breaching Covid rules at wake: 'There are no excuses'

Dec 23rd 2020, 5:53 PM 29,794 Views 34 Comments

Under Scotland’s coronavirus rules, customers in hospitality venues must wear a face covering except when seated.

# nicola-sturgeon - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence
# Scotland
# Scotland

Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence

Nov 28th 2020, 12:34 PM 26,095 Views 58 Comments

Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Scottish MP who made train journeys with Covid-19 symptoms defiant as Sturgeon says she must resign
# SNP
# SNP

Scottish MP who made train journeys with Covid-19 symptoms defiant as Sturgeon says she must resign

Oct 11th 2020, 2:40 PM 42,270 Views 37 Comments

Margaret Ferrier has said she’ll keep fighting for her constituents despite the controversy.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 2 October, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish MP to quit over travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19
# Margaret Ferrier
# Margaret Ferrier

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish MP to quit over travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19

Oct 2nd 2020, 11:49 AM 17,642 Views 12 Comments

Margaret Ferrier has apologised for her actions and said there was “no excuse”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
# Brexit
# Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,089 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021
# Indyref2
# Indyref2

Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021

Sep 1st 2020, 5:58 PM 36,084 Views 39 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 10 August, 2020

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
# Scotland
# Scotland

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,241 Views 11 Comments

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster
# Scotland
# Scotland

Lockdown restrictions to be reimposed on Aberdeen after coronavirus cluster

Aug 5th 2020, 12:55 PM 30,974 Views 34 Comments

All indoor and outdoor hospitality has been told to close by 5pm today.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:34 PM 26,615 Views 10 Comments

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Scottish Finance Secretary quits over reports he messaged 16-year-old boy hundreds of times
# Derek MacKay
# Derek MacKay

Scottish Finance Secretary quits over reports he messaged 16-year-old boy hundreds of times

Feb 6th 2020, 10:57 AM 16,876 Views 0 Comments

Derek Mackay allegedly sent 270 social media messages to a 16-year-old.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote
# North Of The Border
# North Of The Border

'Scotland will decide': Nicola Sturgeon bites back as Boris Johnson rejects independence vote

Jan 14th 2020, 2:25 PM 31,531 Views 45 Comments

The two leaders of their respective governments traded statements online today.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

'Democracy will prevail': Nicola Sturgeon demands second Scottish independence referendum

Dec 19th 2019, 10:24 AM 23,119 Views 47 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon has formally requested the power for Holyrood to hold a second independence vote.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 15 December, 2019

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote
# Indyref2
# Indyref2

'Scotland can't be imprisoned': Tories facing showdown over refusal to back new independence vote

Dec 15th 2019, 4:43 PM 28,732 Views 48 Comments

The Conservatives have said they will “absolutely” not hold another independence referendum in Scotland.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 13 December, 2019

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon
# Scottish National Party
# Scottish National Party

Scottish independence referendum has 'never been more urgent', says Sturgeon

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 8:02 PM 35,628 Views 70 Comments

Nicola Sturgeon wants Boris Johnson to transfer the power to hold this referendum to the Scottish parliament.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 25 November, 2019

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon
# Brexit
# Brexit

An independent Scotland could rejoin the EU relatively quickly, says Nicola Sturgeon

Nov 25th 2019, 10:45 PM 19,563 Views 25 Comments

Sturgeon has already said she wants a fresh ballot on independence to take place in the second half of 2020.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Nov 13th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,055 Views 13 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote
# Second Referendum
# Second Referendum

Nicola Sturgeon to request power to hold new Scottish independence vote

Oct 15th 2019, 8:03 PM 15,429 Views 14 Comments

The First Minister said work was being done to update the “independence prospectus”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Friday 28 June, 2019

Rockall: Irish and Scottish ministers to hold 'intensive process' in bid to solve dispute
# Rockall
# Rockall

Rockall: Irish and Scottish ministers to hold 'intensive process' in bid to solve dispute

Jun 28th 2019, 11:00 PM 12,699 Views 46 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar discussed the matter with Nicola Sturgeon today in Manchester.

# nicola-sturgeon - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'
# Rock On Rockall
# Rock On Rockall

Taoiseach: 'Rockall is an uninhabitable rock and is not something Ireland and Scotland should fight over'

Updated Jun 11th 2019, 7:30 PM 32,495 Views 91 Comments

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Alex Salmond charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape
# Scotland
# Scotland

Alex Salmond charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and two counts of attempted rape

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 3:27 PM 46,342 Views 0 Comments

Salmond was the First Minister of Scotland from 2007 to 2014.

# nicola-sturgeon - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond
# Harassment Claims
# Harassment Claims

Nicola Sturgeon refers herself to ministerial watchdog over talks with Alex Salmond

Jan 13th 2019, 2:54 PM 15,894 Views 0 Comments

Salmond resigned from the SNP last year after sexual harassment allegations, which he denies, were made public.

# nicola-sturgeon - Saturday 17 November, 2018

Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again
# The Other Border
# The Other Border

Indyref 2? The Brexit deal has put Scottish independence on the agenda again

Nov 17th 2018, 10:20 AM 24,019 Views 58 Comments

The SNP is using the chaos in Downing Street to advance the case for another vote.

# nicola-sturgeon - Monday 8 October, 2018

Scotland should have its own backstop deal, says Nicola Sturgeon
# Backstop Deal
# Backstop Deal

Scotland should have its own backstop deal, says Nicola Sturgeon

Oct 8th 2018, 3:30 PM 15,157 Views 52 Comments

The Scottish First Minister has said that Glasgow and Belfast could end up competing for investment post-Brexit.

# nicola-sturgeon - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

International politicians pay tribute to 'strong leader' and 'good friend' Kenny
# Goodbye And Good Luck
# Goodbye And Good Luck

International politicians pay tribute to 'strong leader' and 'good friend' Kenny

May 17th 2017, 7:28 PM 21,822 Views 103 Comments

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Kenny was “a strong leader for Ireland”.

# nicola-sturgeon - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'
# Shots Fired
# Shots Fired

Nicola Sturgeon calls large Tory win in UK election 'a horrifying prospect'

Apr 20th 2017, 9:07 AM 16,019 Views 82 Comments

Meanwhile, Theresa May has said a potential alliance of opposition parties would be a “coalition of chaos”.

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