Nicola Sturgeon

Fork 'Andles! Salmond And Sturgeon Turn Into A Double Act

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond transformed into a seventies double act on Saturday, the pair working the Inverurie crowd like an old school two-hand...

Salmond Says Miliband Will Have To Deal With The SNP

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Politics

Despite Ed Miliband ruling out a deal with the Scottish Nationalists during the recent BBC TV debate, much to the chagrin of its leader Nicola Sturgeo...

Austerity v Humanity and the Rise and Rise of Nicola Sturgeon

John Wight | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

Nicola Sturgeon, along with Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett, outlined a vision of hope as an alternative to the conservatism of the mainstream parties, Labour included, who remain prisoners of Thatcherite nostrums to greater or lesser extent.

Has Miliband Called the SNP's Bluff?

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Something very unusual happened towards the end of the TV debate between the five main opposition party leaders: I learned something I didn't already know. Perhaps I haven't been paying close enough attention, but when Ed Miliband and the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon were clashing noisily over hypothetical post-election cooperation between their two parties, I suddenly realised: the SNP have no cards to play... After the debate exchanges it seems abundantly clear that the SNP would have little or no power to exert their will over Labour

More #Massdebating

Gill Alexander | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Suddenly they all woke up and started shouting at each other about the NHS. "You're lying!" yelled Nigel to Ed. "Be quiet all of you!" yelped Dimbers. "Natalie?" "Yes, I think it was probably my turn," she replied, primly.

The Picture That Proves British Politics Has Radically Changed

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage could only look on as a Press Association photographer captured the snap that summed up the seismic shift in British poli...

Leaders Round On Cameron Over Debate Absence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon lambasted David Cameron on Thursday for failing to take part in the second televised leaders' debate of the General El...

Model Politicians? High Profile Campaign Figures Look Weirdly Good As Models

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris & Elliot Wagland | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics

We’re used to seeing them tightly stage managed: holding babies, taking the children to school and sampling local cuisine (admittedly sometimes rath...

Party Politics: Just Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say

David Mooney | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics
David Mooney

We've hit the part of the General Election campaign that really starts to get on my nerves. The funny thing is, I genuinely think this vote could be one of the most interesting in the UK's history, given how disillusionment with large swathes of the political spectrum has resulted in no one party looking capable of gaining an overall majority...

Its Devo Max... Stupid!

Iain Anderson | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

With decisions over welfare, Trident, Barnett Formula, most fiscal power and a future EU referendum still in London - Scots look likely to vote for the option most of them would have preferred last year - Devo Max.

Sturgeon Insists General Election Is Not About Independence

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Politics

May’s general election will not lead to another Scottish independence referendum, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday. Despite a heavy defeat ...

This 'Going For Gold' Leaders' Debate Is Easily The Best One Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

We can't really put it any better than the maker of this video, Jon Harvey, who writes: "Finally, a TV debate show that makes sense." It will certa...

So Who Is The SNP?

Scenes of Reason | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

If you're not living in Scotland you cannae vote for them but the Scottish National Party (SNP) is a force to be reckoned with. Saffron Dickson is...

It Is No Mystery Why the Scottish National Party Is Doing So Well

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Joseph Musgrave

It is interesting that despite the SNP governing Scotland for almost eight years, voters show no sign of the mid-term fatigue one would usually expect. This likely stems from the 'outsider' position the SNP have been keen to stake out for themselves, and to retain as long as possible.

'Shall We Go Independent? Shall We Go Independent? Shall We Go Independent? Shall We Go Independent?'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon's refusal to rule out a second Scottish referendum could have a "paralysing effect" on the economy, Nick Clegg warned on Thursday. Th...

SNP 'Boss' Defects to Scottish Labour

Rob McDowall | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
Rob McDowall

Despite it becoming quickly evident that French Gate existed only in the head of the Telegraph's Simon Johnson it certainly set the cat amongst the pi...

The SNP's Poisoned Chalice For Labour

John Sargeant | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics
John Sargeant

The nationalists are coming, and Labour are the ones to blame. For by them losing MPs in Scotland we may well be a step closer to the break up of the United Kingdom. Can anything happen in the next month to change that? Well I expect leaking the memo was an attempt by someone.

Nicola Sturgeon 'Offers' To Make Ed Miliband Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Politics

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted she does not want David Cameron to be re-elected as prime minister, following allegations that she would rather the Conse...

Ed Miliband Is Running Out Of Time For A Deal With SNP

PA | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is running out of time to confirm he would work with the SNP at Westminster, party leader Nicola Sturgeon has warned. Every day that passe...

Deflowering Scotland

Charlie Simpson | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Simpson

In the next twenty years we face two great constitutional crises: EU and Scotland. Both solutions - independence and independence - are touted as panaceas for all our ills, but would instead isolate us.

The Politics Of Style: What Will Make Us Vote This May

Charlotte Cave | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Style
Charlotte Cave

My styling of Justine Miliband turned her from "mouse to fashion maven" overnight (that was according to Liz Jones so I will take that!) Ed, on the other hand didn't like the shorter, sharper look that I gave him. Since I worked with him, his hair has gone all over the place - one minute its long, then short again...

Salmond Goes On Epic Rant Against 'Wicked Stepmother' BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond has called the BBC "akin to a wicked stepmother in a pantomime" for independence supporters because of its supposed pro-union stance, in ...

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP Have the Establishment in Fear

Alan McGee | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics
Alan McGee

It is certainly encouraging that the recent vilification of the SNP and, by association, the Scots in the English media has been shown to be utterly misguided. Top marks to the First Minister for achieving that, at least in the eyes of the general public.

BBC Journalist Condemns 'Vicious' Online Abuse After Sturgeon Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Politics

A BBC journalist has condemned the "vicious abuse" he received from independence-supporting "Cybernats" after interviewing Nicola Sturgeon about claim...

Epic Seven-Way Debate Changes Basically Nothing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Politics

The much-anticipated, seven-way TV leaders' debate has had little impact on voting intentions in the General Election, with the two biggest parties st...