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# Nicola Sturgeon

Last month
January 2023
# gender reform bill
Explainer: Why is the UK government trying to block a Scottish gender reform Bill?
An attempt to block the Bill under a never before used order has been branded a ‘nuclear option’.
Last year
2022
# Scotland
Scottish independence hit a setback today, what happens next?
Nicola Sturgeon has said that the SNP will “launch and mobilise a major campaign in defence of Scottish democracy”.
# Poll
Poll: Do you want to see a rent freeze?
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to introduce one in Scotland.
# Scottish Government
Nicola Sturgeon pledges rent freeze to tackle ‘humanitarian emergency’
The Scottish First Minister announced the measure as she outlined her Government’s plans for the coming year
# Your Say
Poll: Who will be the next British Prime Minister?
Liz Truss is the frontrunner ahead of tomorrow’s announcement.
# Tories
Sturgeon: Truss will be a disaster as PM if she governs how she has campaigned
But Scotland’s First Minister said she hopes to have a good relationship with whoever is the next occupant of Number 10.
# Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Boris Johnson only PM I’ve worked with who has disgraced the office – Sturgeon
Appearing at a panel event at the Edinburgh Fringe on Saturday, Ms Sturgeon tackled a number of issues.
Sturgeon says Truss asked her about how to get into Vogue magazine
The Scottish First Minister said she told the Foreign Secretary she had been in Vogue twice.
# indyref2
SNP to apply to intervene in Supreme Court indyref2 case
The SNP’s national executive committee said the party has the ‘legal standing’ to put forward its political case.
# Scotland
Sturgeon: Independence is ‘essential’ as UK faces 'shift to the right' under new PM
The First Minister spoke out at the launch of a new paper promoting Scottish independence.
# Not so United
Future Scottish independence referendum ‘should be put to all four UK nations’
The debate comes after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon began laying out the case for a second Scottish independence referendum.
# Scotland
‘No further action’ to be taken over Nicola Sturgeon’s face mask breach
Scotland’s First Minister apologised as Police Scotland confirmed it had spoken to Ms Sturgeon.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon reported to police over apparent face mask law breach
Scotland’s First Minister was visiting a barber’s while canvassing.
# refugee crisis
Scotland 'stands ready' to take in 3,000 Ukrainian refugees immediately, says Nicola Sturgeon
The Scottish First Minister said she’s concerned the UK government’s refugee scheme is “slow and cumbersome”.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon issues formal apology to thousands of women executed as witches
An estimated 4,000 Scots were accused of being witches between 1563 and 1736, under the terms of the Witchcraft Act of 1563.
All time
# variant of concern
Omicron cases in Scotland increase to 29 with Steps concert the source of six cases
Wales has also recorded its first cases of the variant of concern.
# Unhappy
Celtic ‘astonishingly treated’ by government over Covid-19
Chairman Ian Bankier thinks the club was singled out for harsh treatment by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon following a player’s breach of quarantine rules.
# Independence
No 10 trying to cut Nicola Sturgeon out of COP26 summit, leaked messages say
The Scottish First Minister responded by saying anyone who allows politics to get in the way of tackling climate change would be abdicating responsibility.
# Level Zero
Scotland to move to lowest level of Covid restrictions on Monday
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a virtual session of the Scottish Parliament that the country could move to Level 0 of restrictions.
# One Nation One Britain
'I can't unhear this': Plan to have UK schoolchildren sing on national day of patriotism branded a 'spoof'
One Britain One Nation Day is due to be celebrated in schools on Friday.
# surge
Scotland pauses easing of restrictions as third wave anticipated
Nicola Sturgeon said the country is still at a “delicate and fragile point”.
# indyref
Sturgeon makes fresh pledge on independence referendum as she's re-elected as Scotland's first minister
“With independence, the decisions that shape our future will lie with us,” she said today.
# indyref 2
Sturgeon tells Johnson it is ‘when not if’ for a second Scottish independence vote
The Scottish First Minister spoke to Boris Johnson by phone on Sunday after the SNP’s victory in the Holyrood election.
# Scotland
Majority for Scottish National Party still uncalled, but Nicola Sturgeon 'almost certain' of win
The results of some constituency seats still need to be announced.
# Counting Votes
Nicola Sturgeon calls ex-deputy leader of Britain First ‘racist’ in tense confrontation
Counting has begun for the Scottish parliamentary election, with results expected tomorrow.
# Holyrood
Sturgeon misled Holyrood committee over Salmond investigation, report finds
The Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints has published its report.
# Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon did not breach ministerial code, investigation finds
The probe was carried out by Ireland’s former director of public prosecutions.
# Holyrood
Alex Salmond inquiry finds Nicola Sturgeon misled Scottish parliament
The finding is likely to lead to further pressure on the Scottish National Party leader.
# Scotland
Sturgeon says allegations about Salmond were 'shocking' but there was no plot to 'get' him
She has rejected the ‘suggestion that anyone acted with malice or as part of a plot’ against her predecessor.
# Scotland
Alex Salmond due at Holyrood to give evidence about botched investigation
He will also face questions about his claims that Nicola Sturgeon misled parliament and breached the ministerial code.
# Celtic cousins
Nicola Sturgeon on a united Ireland: 'You can guess my general predilection around it'
Sturgeon said reunification was made ‘more likely’ because of Brexit.
# Bad timing
Gove insists Johnson’s mid-pandemic trip to Scotland is ‘absolutely essential’
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has questioned whether the visit is necessary during the pandemic.
# Deal
Sturgeon says Brexit is ‘forcing Scotland in wrong direction’
Scottish Secretary Alister Jack insists the UK Government has struck a “‘fantastic deal”.
# First Minister of Scotland
Nicola Sturgeon apologises for breaching Covid rules at wake: 'There are no excuses'
Under Scotland’s coronavirus rules, customers in hospitality venues must wear a face covering except when seated.
# Scotland
Sturgeon has 'never been more certain' of Scottish independence
Opinion polls in recent months have shown that a majority of public opinion in Scotland now supports independence.
# SNP
Scottish MP who made train journeys with Covid-19 symptoms defiant as Sturgeon says she must resign
Margaret Ferrier has said she’ll keep fighting for her constituents despite the controversy.
# margaret ferrier
Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish MP to quit over travelling to and from Parliament with Covid-19
Margaret Ferrier has apologised for her actions and said there was “no excuse”.
# Brexit
NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.
# indyref2
Nicola Sturgeon sets out plans for independence referendum draft bill in 2021
Nicola Sturgeon also announced a raft of measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Scotland
'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
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%.