Is Nicola Sturgeon Past Her “Sell-By” Date?editor2023-04-01T22:36:44+01:00
The Scotsman Readers’ Letters: Sturgeon’s egotism will precipitate downfall – For those that were in doubt that the First Minister of Scotland is past her “sell-by” date, it must now be abundantly clear that this is the case.
Politicians who remain in power for too long become “drunk” on the levers of power and their own longevity. Consequently, they believe their actions and deeds are the right ones regardless of public opinion, and perhaps even their own advisers.
Witness our esteemed First Minister deserting the landfill that is Edinburgh to open an irrelevant “Nordic Hub”. Witness the First Minister being chauffeured around Edinburgh to attend her five Fringe events to be fawned over by her adoring fans. In the real world, drugs deaths are appalling, the NHS and education systems are in meltdown and her solution is likely to include raising taxes, clobbering people with a workplace parking levy and continuing her divisive and faux grievance agenda.
The late Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister for 11 years and she too believed at the end that she was invincible. It seems the First Minister, by her own and chosen actions, is beginning to demonstrate her egocentricity which will precipitate her downfall sooner rather than later.
Richard Allison, Edinburgh
Source: The Scotsman Newspaper
Well? Is Nicola Sturgeon past her “sell-by” date? Maybe her successor won’t be as full of praise for Catholic schools… 😀 So, is it a case of “better the devil you know”? Your thoughts…
This Wummin has done lots since She tasted Power . She has Marched in Front of a Pride Thing . She has partnered with the [Green] Patrick Harvie to poison the Primary Educational System . She really came from nowhere and i doubt if in The Real World any Company would give Her a Job as a receptionist. Useless is probably the best and the only decent word that would be printed on here that i would call Her.
Past her sell by date is the understatement of the year. She should never have been on sale in the first place. Defective goods.
LOL! Defective goods is right! I, for one, want my money back!
Nicola is well past her sell-by date and the tell-tale sign is the lack of awareness mentioned by the letter writer. She’s just going about her daily life, having the bins emptied at her official residence in Edinburgh while the rest of the streets are filthy, garbage everywhere, despite the city being full of tourists and visitors attending the Fringe – and she isn’t doing anything to put the situation right. Doesn’t seem to even know about it! Between that and swanning off to Copenhagen while the drugs problem grows, the NHS disintegrates and by ever other measure Scotland is failing under her rule, you wonder what it will take to waken her up.
It’s the voters who need to be wakened up – they’re the ones who keep returning her to power. As long as they think Westminster is to blame, she’ll be safe. She just has to keep on saying “if only we were independent, things would be better” and her adoring fans believe her. That’s the problem.
The bin strike seems to be over now and the clean-up has begun – no thanks to Sturgeon, as far as I can gather.
That’s just the end of the first wave of strikes – there are more to come, the next lot being in September.
The Scottish population is so compliant, so deferential to politicians that nobody will blink an eyelid, even at the sight of rats running around the street. It’s shameful. Once you accept that the government can control every detail of your life, tell you when you can leave your house etc., it’s not much of a stretch to let them off with filth on the streets, literally piling up.
Like I said before, Sturgeon is well past her sell-by date.
As usual, Westminster gets blamed, this time for the energy crisis
To say Nicola Sturgeon is past her sell-by date must be the understatement of the year, but there’s no sign of her going anywhere. The lasts poll showing a drastic drop in her support, only canvassed around 2,000 people. I don’t know what it will take to get her out of office.
As for her support for Catholic schools – LOL! If the schools were truly Catholic, she would be working to close them down. They’re no different from non-denominational schools for the most part, and having her support for them is damning.
I just hope Richard Allison is right in speaking about her downfall being “sooner rather than later” but I’ll only believe it when I see it. The state of Scotland beggars belief – if these are the people who think Scotland can go it alone outside the UK under their rule when they’ve made such a monumental mess of it when we have the “cushion” of Westminster to fall back on, God help us.
There really isn’t a lot to say on this topic, is there, once the point has been made that Mzzz Sturgeon has failed to demonstrate that Scotland is making devolution work, never mind would succeed independently, separate from England, if that makes sense.
Speaking about [not] making sense, a friend told me the other day that his wife and he share the same sense of humour… then he added “We have to. She doesn’t have one.” 😀
Definitely, Sturgeon is well past her sell-by date, but we’ll be stuck with her for a very long time yet, unless something unforeseen forces her to resign. She’s like the cat with nine lives, though, so I won’t hold my breath, LOL!
Sturgeon and her dismal regime are long since past their sell by date.
Really, by now her position as First Minister is little more than a platform for her own vanity – hobnobbing with celebrities at the Edinburgh Fringe, or jetting off on junkets to open one of her “embassies” around the world.
She has been a complete failure as First Minister, exemplifying the failure of Scottish Devolution.
She has achieved nothing of note, wasted untold sums on incompetent schemes and has shown Scottish Nationalism up for the intellectual-content-free zone it is.
She was a shyster before entering politics, she has been a shyster throughout her political career and she will remain a shyster when she finally scuttles off the Scottish Political scene – a day which can not come too soon!
She was laid off by her legal firm for a costly blunder and swept the sexual abuse by one of her MPs
under the carpet. It will be interesting to see how she and Truss will get on.
She made the serious blunder of showing her dislike of Trump prematurely, thinking that he would never become President.
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