BREAKING NEWS: Nicola Sturgeon to Resign

BREAKING NEWS: Nicola Sturgeon to Resign

From The Scotsman Newspaper

Nicola Sturgeon is to stand down as Scotland’s First Minister after eight years in the role, according to reports.N

The Scottish National Party leader is expected to make the announcement at a hastily-arranged news conference in Edinburgh.

Ms Sturgeon has been first minister since November 2014, when she took over from Alex Salmond following the independence referendum.

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Editor writes…

I will post a link to the News Conference expected later today;  for now, I have just received this news by text which ended with Alleluia!  Is that your reaction and if so, why?  Politely please!

Comments (71)

  • editor Reply

    Just as I posted this thread, an email arrived from a reader in England asking what are the likely consequences of this resignation for Scotland and the the wider UK. My reply? I hope we get some answers to that in the comments, but for now, I said, I think that the drive for independence may die away. I’ll be interested to find out how many agree with me – or not.

    February 15, 2023 at 10:21 am
    • Bernie Reply

      I think the consequences for Scotland and the UK can only be an improvement.

      That’s two of the female tyrants gone – Jacinda Arden in New Zealand and now Sturgeon in Scotland. Things are looking up!

      February 15, 2023 at 11:00 am
      • editor


        Well said. If only we could also see off Rishi Sunak, Jeremy Hunt, and Sir Keir Starmer. Half a dozen new brooms would be much better than just one or two.

        Still, Sturgeon and Arden makes a good start. 😀

        February 15, 2023 at 12:00 pm
  • Laura Reply

    This isn’t really a surprise – she was headed for disaster when it became clear she was sticking to her ridiculous gender policy. Here’s GB News on it.

    February 15, 2023 at 10:59 am
    • editor Reply


      I agree – when she stumbled over her (ridiculous) responses to journalists asking her about the male prisoner/rapist going into the female prison, it was obvious that her days were numbered. The fact that she dodged the issue in her resignation press conference reveals a level of stubbornness that is quite something. Let’s hope and pray (for her) that she reflects on that worrying character trait. It could have eternal consequences.

      Speaking of which, it was interesting to see her raise her eyes to Heaven to apologise to “Alex” – her friend whose funeral she attended yesterday. Odd, isn’t it how these atheists used Christian terms and Christian theology at all the times in life and death that matter most. Why did she look up when mentioning her now deceased friend? Where is she assuming he now resides? One has to laugh … doesn’t one?

      February 15, 2023 at 11:57 am
  • Scots Padre Reply

    Now all we need are Francis and Biden.
    The power of [prayer] must not be doubted!

    February 15, 2023 at 11:03 am
    • editor Reply

      Scots Padre,

      You omitted a word after “the power of” so I assumed you meant “prayer” and not the power of a public backlash 😀

      February 15, 2023 at 11:52 am
    • Michael 🙏 Reply

      Scots Padre

      Amen amen.

      Michael 🙏

      February 15, 2023 at 1:59 pm
  • editor Reply

    The resignation statement is being televised live – GB News covering it here. Due any minute.

    February 15, 2023 at 11:03 am
    • editor Reply

      Irritating that the GB News presenter, the viciously pro-abortion Bev Turner, cut into the press conference before the end – I would have preferred to hear the journalists’ questions and her continuing failure to address them. As I say, irritating.

      Here’s Sky News – seems they are continuing to cover the press conference…

      February 15, 2023 at 11:44 am
  • FDS Reply

    Editor of this blog must be roaring with delight on surgeon’s resignation.

    I think she had it coming for some time as she got lot of backlash re negativity.

    She was supposed to have said that she had ‘enough’.

    Enough of ‘WHAT’.

    She’s following a well worn path of Jacinta Adern who also said that she had enough.

    Next one I think is Drakeford from Wales although I could be wrong there.

    February 15, 2023 at 11:10 am
    • editor Reply


      I’m not “roaring with delight” at this news – I’d be roaring with delight (calmly, and in a dignified manner, one hopes!) if she were about to be replaced with a fully believing Catholic to whom Canon 915 (for example) did not apply. Or even A.N. Other who adhered to God’s natural moral law, if nothing else.

      One lives and one hopes, if one cannot quite “roar with delight”. Hey – that’s quite poetic. But note, any similarly to poetry is purely accidental; I’m not that talented 😀

      February 15, 2023 at 11:51 am
  • westminsterfly Reply

    I think in the end, whatever story they cook up, it was her ‘trans’ mania that was her undoing – other politicians please take note. If you are going to try and impose extreme minority views on the public, then be prepared for the inevitable backlash.

    February 15, 2023 at 11:34 am
    • editor Reply


      Hear, hear!

      February 15, 2023 at 11:48 am
  • Josephine Reply

    I don’t know why it is, but this English man produces short videos about Nicola Sturgeon all the time, and this is his comment on the resignation speech – he makes some good points.

    February 15, 2023 at 12:25 pm
    • Scots Padre Reply

      That gentleman summed that speech up perfectly.

      Just spoke to an Edinburgh businessman who told me was that the word on the street is that Police are “making progress” regarding the investigation about the missing 600k from SNP funds, an investigation that started summer 2021.

      I would not be surprised if a bomb explodes in the coming weeks/months.

      That speech was a pathetic attempt to cover up something smouldering in the background.

      February 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm
  • Fidelis Reply

    Thank God she’s going. Her successor may not be much of an improvement but they don’t usually stick around as long as Sturgeon did so that should be less painful, LOL!

    Her statement was quite dignified and to the superficial listener she would come across as so humble and reasonable. In fact, she is the opposite, IMO.

    February 15, 2023 at 12:38 pm
  • Athanasius Reply

    She has been forced to quit for some reason – as yet unknown to us. As suggested by Scots Padre, I suspect the dirty linen is about to be aired re missing funds. All I can say is good riddance to yet another Communist despot.

    On a completely different note. You know those days when a tune keeps going around in your head, sparked by something or other, and you can get rido fit? That’s been happening to me all day today with the ditty from Wizard of Oz “Ding dong, the witch has gone”. Odd, eh?

    February 15, 2023 at 1:47 pm
    • Fidelis Reply


      “On a completely different note”… “… the wicked witch has gone”.


      February 16, 2023 at 9:54 am
  • editor Reply

    Kate Forbes is thought to be the front runner for Nicola’s job – and she’s also thought (mistakenly in my view) to be a diehard Christian. Where are the headlines then, over the rights of the unborn and the transgender nonsense? To be fair, I can’t remember if she voted against the Gender Recognition Bill but she’s hardly been vocal on the subject or we’d have heard about it.

    After posting the above I Googled to see if Forbes had voted against the Gender Recognition Bill and found this…

    So, she’s not going to come along wearing a kilt and brandishing her bagpipes to save Scotland from itself. This will be an interesting time in SNP politics.

    Stock up with haggis and neeps, it could be a long wait 😀

    February 15, 2023 at 1:52 pm
    • Margaret USA Reply

      Madame Editor for First Minister of Scotland!

      February 16, 2023 at 5:33 am
      • westminsterfly

        Margaret USA
        Editor’s first Act would be to make chocolate free. She’s always had her priorities in order.

        February 16, 2023 at 10:43 am
      • editor


        Not just free – but mandatory!

        February 16, 2023 at 12:20 pm
  • RCAVictor Reply

    I would congratulate all you suffering Scots on the end of the Head Fish’s Reign of Marxist Terror, but barring a miracle it seems all but certain that she will be replaced by someone of the same ilk. The NWO bench is quite deep.

    February 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm
    • editor Reply

      RCA Victor

      Don’t you mean the NWO bench is long – if benches were deep it would take ages to walk around a bench, say a bench that held ten people, to get to the next bench if the first bench already had ten people sitting on it, and so it would take forever to find a bench with a free seat.
      Just sayin’

      February 15, 2023 at 3:22 pm
      • Michaela


        LOL! That was one long bench!

        February 15, 2023 at 5:27 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Time to brush up on your American colloquial expressions! A “deep bench” is a term commonly used by American professional sports teams, esp. football, basketball and baseball, to describe the ability level of reserve players who can be plugged into the game to replace someone who is injured.

        As for the long bench image you posted, that looks more like the stadium bleachers…my lower back is aching just thinking about sitting on it…

        Meanwhile, back on topic, I wonder how many of your [former] Head Fish’s potential replacements have been trained by Klaus “Sig heil” Schwab?

        February 15, 2023 at 10:18 pm
    • littlecharie Reply

      RCAVictor, her title is First Minister not head fish.

      February 15, 2023 at 8:21 pm
      • editor


        If you run out of tissues, let me know and I’ll send you a stack of boxes, compliments of Catholic Truth. I can almost hear your sobs from here…

        February 15, 2023 at 9:55 pm
    • Marc Reply

      Editor: I don’t know how you got through the moderation file but your comment was disgusting and I’m now blacklisting you. You have trolled here for years and are extremely anti-Catholic. No more nice Miss Gal..

      Get lost.

      February 24, 2023 at 10:39 am
  • editor Reply

    And here’s some speculation on the likely candidates to fill Sturgeon’s shoes…

    Of the ones named, I shuddered to read Humza Yousaf listed – he is SUCH a dishonest man. I’ve never forgotten his duplicity when he was part of the BBC Question Time panel some years ago and there was a question about the SNP policy on the Named Person Scheme. One of the panellists was from either England or somewhere else abroad, and she mistakenly described the scheme as being one which allowed parents to choose a Named Person for their child whereas, of course, the entire controversy centred on the fact that this was a policy which completely undermined parents. Yousaf sat back and allowed the error to go uncorrected. Snake.

    If he becomes the next First Minister then I say this: if I were a member of the SNP, I would cancel my membership. I am not a member so I cannot cancel my membership but I think it would be a very bad idea to elect Humza Yousaf as the First Minister.

    Nobody can accuse me of not speaking my mind. Some might say my “mindlessness” 😀

    February 15, 2023 at 3:29 pm
  • Miles Reply

    I am convinced that the Isla Bryson fiasco and subsequent backlash has influenced Sturgeon’s decision to resign. By supporting gender self-ID, she has caused immense harm to her party and to independence. I am not surprised by the resignation. I expect leaders of other political parties will now start to claim that they were never in favour of self-ID to begin with.

    February 15, 2023 at 5:05 pm
    • Michaela Reply


      I think you are dead right – no matter what she says, it was the gender id and the double rapist/prison backlash that brought her down. Over 30,000 people cancelled their SNP membership over it – she was never going to survive that.

      February 15, 2023 at 5:32 pm
      • littlecharie

        Michaela, apparantly the 30.000 people who cancelled their membership was wishful thinking by the London based media.

        February 15, 2023 at 8:23 pm
      • Laura


        The London based media got it wrong for sure – it was 33,000 not 30,000 cancelled memberships, LOL!

        February 15, 2023 at 11:06 pm
  • Petrus Reply


    I am broadly in agreement with you but I would urge you not to use the feminine name for the rapist in question.

    February 15, 2023 at 5:14 pm
    • Laura Reply


      With all due respect, it’s not easy to find the real name for the trans double rapist. I’ve just Googled. Can you tell me please? I have a vague feeling I’ve heard it as Alan or Adam or similar but no surname. I’d like to know so that I don’t use the feminine name, as I agree we should not do that for these “trans” people.

      February 15, 2023 at 5:31 pm
      • Michaela


        It’s Adam Graham.

        February 15, 2023 at 5:35 pm
      • Petrus


        Yes, I couldn’t agree more. It’s not easy. I knew it was Adam, but I couldn’t have told you the surname.

        February 15, 2023 at 6:20 pm
      • Miles


        I personally am not bothered about what names people use to call themselves. In this country you can call yourself whatever you like, and this can be legally recognised by deed poll. I believe that the freedom to change your name is a fundamental right, and I am happy that in the British legal traditions, this is something which is possible. In France, for example, you are never permitted to change your name by legal means, so you are stuck with the name you were born with, which is unfortunate if you were named Mohammed, and then converted to Christianity as an adult. So if a man wants to call himself Maureen, Mavis, Ethel, Gladys, Audrey, Vera etc. it doesn’t bother me. It’s only wrong if a person has changed their name in order to commit a crime.

        February 15, 2023 at 6:48 pm
      • editor


        I respectfully, but totally, disagree. As the saying goes, context is everything. I think, anyway, that people usually use Deed Poll to change their surname, not their Christian name, although I’ve no basis for that, just my sense of hearing about name-changes which has always been merely the surname.

        If I chose to change my name to Anne or Joan, no problem. Odd, but no problem. If, however, I started demanding to be called “Patrick” people might just think I had lost the few marbles I possess.

        We are living through a lot of craziness in this world and the baloney of being able to change from a man to a woman and vice versa, means that for a man to insist on using a woman’s name or a woman to insist on using a male name, can be very confusing.

        If some nut chooses to do that in his or her own circle, then so be it, but don’t ask me to call Adam Isla or Jeannie or any other female name in order to acknowledge their “new” sex, forget it. I will avoid calling him/her anything at all.

        We need to stop pandering to this nonsense ideology. It might appear to be oh so “reasonable” and “broadminded” to accept any and every “choice” made by others, but it’s not. Apart from being an insult to the parents who chose their name, this latest fad is designed to control the way we speak and think about our humanity. It’s not going to work on me – if you want to pander to it, on you go. I think it’s whacky.

        PS – it’s interesting that you say such name change is only wrong if it’s for the purpose of committing a crime. Very interesting, since one of the few things Papa Francis has said with which we can all agree is that the whole gender ideology nonsense is “a crime against our very humanity”.

        Over and out!

        February 15, 2023 at 7:04 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Then there’s the case of someone whose full name consists of two first names, like Scott Thomas, for example. In which case the question arises, what if this person doesn’t want to be on a first name basis with you??

        (Laura looks puzzled, but not displeased…)

        February 15, 2023 at 10:26 pm
      • Laura

        RCA Victor,

        I thought of you earlier when a comedian interviewed about the Sturgeon resignation said he’d heard the Party had a whip round to buy her a farewell present and decided on a hot air balloon ride across America! LOL!

        February 15, 2023 at 11:08 pm
  • Michaela Reply

    Neil Oliver hits every nail on every head – he is glad to see the back of Nicola.

    February 15, 2023 at 5:26 pm
  • Michael 🙏 Reply

    Dear friends

    I watched the former FM several weeks back and she was adamant about remaining in post including pushing for a second referendum.

    There has been a great deal of financial chicanery as highlighted by Scots Padre. I think sometimes rotten in the state of Denmark regarding all this. It’s only a matter of time before the usual political leaks etc.

    Interesting times ahead.

    Every blessing

    Michael 🙏

    February 15, 2023 at 5:31 pm
    • Laura Reply


      I agree – something very fishy has been going on in the SNP finances for a while now and I hope we get to know the truth sooner rather than later. It’ll have played a part in her downfall, I’m sure of it.

      February 15, 2023 at 5:34 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        One things for sure Laura. Sturgeon won’t have to check Her smart meter every night to see if She can afford to cook Her Haggis.
        Probably She will join forces with Blair and Johnson to sort out the Ukraine War.

        February 15, 2023 at 6:33 pm
      • Frankier

        I never ever thought I would experience the words Good News and Nicola Sturgeon strung together,


        Laura, “something fishy”, what else can you expect with names like
        Salmon(d) and Sturgeon?

        February 15, 2023 at 10:00 pm
      • westminsterfly

        The Mail reported yesterday she was worth £1.2 million – not much compared to some other politicians, who have never been able to satisfactorily explain their massively disproportionate wealth to their expected earnings as MP’s.

        February 16, 2023 at 10:41 am
    • RCAVictor Reply


      I’m guessing that shady financial dealings has more to do with her resignation than her stubborn stupidity about gender ideology. After all, politicians everywhere in the West have fallen all over themselves to endorse this insanity and curry favor with the emotionally disturbed.

      However, that still leaves a motive for hanging the financial sword over her head. Is this the work of a political rival? A decision by the puppeteers behind the throne that she has gone past her sell-by date? That all remains to be seen.

      February 15, 2023 at 10:30 pm
      • Michael 🙏

        RCA Victor

        I agree with your thoughts entirely.

        Regarding political rivals, yes there will be a number of them, but l suspect there will be a major player who has been working behind the scenes for that political role and is even more pliant that Sturgeon.

        Ultimately their globalist masters will choose the next factotum to continue their bidding along with their next series of designated policies.

        Every blessing

        Michael 🙏

        February 16, 2023 at 10:05 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers Reply

    Reading the Comments it’s obvious that Sturgeon is Popular . NOT .But my God one has to ask ourselves How did a Wummin such as Her attain any Position in Any Job far less the one that She was in. I would hope and Pray to see a change in the Diabolical LGBTQ2WXYZ stance that took up 75% of Sturgeons time. She can now dedicate all of Her time now to Her Diabolical cause.
    A truly Horrible Woman who is right up there with very worst of our Globalist Politicians.

    February 15, 2023 at 6:29 pm
  • Scots Padre Reply

    From TODAY’s Office of Readings, Prov 9:14-18. (warning us of something?)

    “A foolish woman is noisy;
    she is wanton and knows no shame.
    She sits at the door of her house,
    she takes a seat on the high places of the town,
    calling to those who pass by,
    who are going straight on their way,
    ‘Who is simple, let him turn in here!’
    And to him who is without sense she says,
    ‘Stolen water is sweet,
    and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.’
    But he does not know that the dead are there,
    that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

    Remind you of some female ? ? ?

    February 15, 2023 at 9:02 pm
    • Miles Reply

      When you say ‘some female’, do you mean woman?

      February 15, 2023 at 9:14 pm
      • Scots Padre

        That is what I was always taught, . . . . but then again my name is not Adam!

        February 15, 2023 at 9:19 pm
      • Miles

        I am sorry Scots Padre, but you have confused me.

        February 15, 2023 at 9:31 pm
    • editor Reply

      Scots Padre,

      You getting at me? If that’s in the Douay Rheims Bible, I’m switching to the King James!

      February 15, 2023 at 9:52 pm
      • Scots Padre

        Apologies, Miles; apologies editor.

        Yes I meant woman.
        I thought “some female” mean’t the same as some woman.

        February 15, 2023 at 9:56 pm
      • Laura

        Scots Padre,

        “female” does mean the same as “woman”. Of course, it does.

        February 15, 2023 at 11:09 pm
  • Miles Reply

    editor @7:04 pm

    I certainly agree with you that gender ideology is nonsense. The idea that a man’s soul can inhabit a female body is Cartesian. It is a radical philosophical belief, not a scientific fact. Nobody has the right to force their philosophical beliefs onto another.

    February 15, 2023 at 9:29 pm
    • editor Reply


      Absolute nonsense. Correct.

      February 15, 2023 at 9:54 pm
  • Laura Reply

    Seriously, though, does the resignation of Nicola Sturgeon mean the end of the independence campaign? I’d like to know what bloggers think about this, as I tend to think it will be the end.

    February 15, 2023 at 11:13 pm
  • graeme taylor Reply

    Pre-Lenten Joy, what a gift! Thanks be to God.
    Lets pray that the Canadian puppet is next.

    February 15, 2023 at 11:52 pm
  • Fidelis Reply February 16, 2023 at 9:53 am
  • Nicky Reply

    I read somewhere that the SNP is now scrambling to overturn the Gender Recognition Bill but I don’t think anyone should forget, if their MSP voted for that evil legislation.

    It’s a great day for Scotland to see off Sturgeon. I only hope she’s not replaced by someone just as arrogant, for she was very arrogant, IMHO. Kate Forbes showed herself to be weak so I don’t think she would be any better either.

    February 16, 2023 at 10:04 am
  • FDS Reply

    There was some info on twitter re police investigation on missing $600k and also her husband loan to SNP as well. Police decided to refer to Crown prosecutor. That’s started to unravel things that wasn’t in the public domain. 3 leaks came from somewhere cos they weren’t happy with the progress stalled or something blocked.

    To be honest, I don’t have a a clue on the state of Scotland. But it seems to gotten got worse over sturgeon time as FM. It was explained in an interesting video with Neil Oliver. Is he Scottish as I’m wondering?

    February 16, 2023 at 10:21 am
    • editor Reply


      Yes, Neil Oliver is a Scot but makes a big thing about being very proud to be British. I’ve never heard him claim to be proud of being Scots. He lives in Stirling.

      Nobody’s perfect.

      February 16, 2023 at 1:44 pm
  • westminsterfly Reply

    Interesting that some are predicting that the SNP will collapse if it elects an allegedly anti-gay, anti-abortion candidate – it seems that the SNP can only run on pro-gay, pro-abortion grounds – regardless of any other political consideration:

    February 19, 2023 at 10:37 am
  • miles to go Reply

    I just want to say, here’s a headline !!

    Sturgeon kills off Scottish Salmon !!

    Do you get it?
    Afterall, it was A Salmon who raised the fishy matter about Scottish independence, and dealt out fishy results…And now that sturgeon has managed to destroy the whole school of Salmon projects.
    Great News that Sturgeon is gone. Watch out for A Salmon. He’s a fishy fellow. He’ll try to somehow swim back in, either in person or through a puppet.

    Some things are meant to backfire, Sturgeon’s natural inability to explain the unnatural absurdities of current trends is a relief to ordinary decent folk.

    February 19, 2023 at 11:14 pm
    • Marc Reply

      Editor: I don’t know how you got through the moderation file but your comment was disgusting and I’m now blacklisting you. You have trolled here for years and are extremely anti-Catholic. No more nice Miss Gal..

      Get lost.

      February 24, 2023 at 10:48 am
  • editor Reply

    This is interesting – although I doubt Police Scotland will act…

    March 1, 2023 at 7:55 am

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