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To be English and think Nicols Sturgeon would be a better PM

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Lifejacket Thu 07-May-20 13:34:59

Just that really, I live in England but would quite happily vote for NS to be PM if given the choice over BJ. To me she seems much more trustworthy and has shown better leadership.

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Kinneddar Thu 07-May-20 13:35:56


pontefractals Thu 07-May-20 13:40:36

Quite possibly. But then, so would my cat - at least he's honest and upfront about the self-interest.

Amanduh Thu 07-May-20 13:40:44

Jesus Christ looking at her record - her education crisis, record unemployment, health, are you insane?
No thanks!

WorraLiberty Thu 07-May-20 13:42:37

To me she seems much more trustworthy and has shown better leadership.

Can you give some examples?

Lifejacket Thu 07-May-20 13:48:06

@Amanduh, Scotland get free prescriptions, have better education want to remain in Europe..... Boris' record doesn't exactly shine, his spat at FS didn't go too well, he failed to find a ditch and the handling of the current pandemic leaves a lot to be desired. PPE, bringing in measures, care homes.

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Mippo Thu 07-May-20 13:50:43

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LakieLady Thu 07-May-20 13:53:37

Unfortunately, we don't get to vote for our PM, only our MP. If the party of government decided to elect Coco the Clown for their leader, we'd be lumbered with him.

Oh, wait, they already have...

I'm quite a fan Nicola Sturgeon. She seems like a relatively normal, intelligent human being without psychotic tendencies and appears to genuinely believe in doing her best for the people of Scotland. That's easy to say when you live at the other end of the country, though.

Inforthelonghaul Thu 07-May-20 13:54:48

No fucking waybiscuit

2beautifulbabs Thu 07-May-20 13:55:08

I Scotland can keep her

2beautifulbabs Thu 07-May-20 13:55:20

Meant no 🤦🏻‍♀️

danni0509 Thu 07-May-20 13:56:19

She doesn't waffle as much as Boris and is clear with what she's saying I'll give her that.

Dreamersandwishers Thu 07-May-20 13:56:40

Yeah, she speaks well, especially in a crisis, but as pp said - look at her track record in the day job... falling education standards, understaffed NHS missing her arbitrary targets - no 2 week pathway for suspected cancer here - understaffed Police in crisis, higher tax rates.
Yeah Nicola is a real star.

Nixen Thu 07-May-20 13:57:08

Go ahead and move to Scotland then. Something tells me you might regret it

1555CC Thu 07-May-20 14:01:52

Quite possibly. But then, so would my cat

100% this.

Being "better than Boris Johnson" is the ultimate in being damned by faint praise. It's like trying to choose your favourite cancer.

Hopeisnotastrategy Thu 07-May-20 14:03:22

You do get that, if Nicola Sturgeon were Prime Minster, she’d be breaking up the United Kingdom and the job of PM wouldn’t exist any more/ that presumably, having achieved that, she’d be beetling off back to Scotland?


goodthanks Thu 07-May-20 14:03:35

Just to provide a bit of balance on this thread, I like her. In fact, I can't think of anyone I know who doesn't. I trust her. I believe she acts in the interests of the Scottish people.

avroroad Thu 07-May-20 14:06:26

She is a better communicator, which isn't difficult against Boris, but she isn't any better at leading than he is. She has had one agenda and one only throughout her entire leadership.

That said I am supportive of what she is doing in Scotland right now, for whatever reason.

HirplesWithHaggis Thu 07-May-20 14:09:36

Funny how Unionists keep insisting she talks about nothing but independence, while Yes voters complain she's put the issue on the back burner.

aliloandabanana Thu 07-May-20 14:19:25

Nicola Sturgeon is the epitome of "if you say something with enough confidence and authority, people will believe you". She could say anything at her briefing and people would believe her because of the way she presents it (almost daring people to question her). That's probably quite appealing compared to other people...

KingJarvis Thu 07-May-20 14:29:41

Hahahahahaha. I left Scotland when they came to power and I made e right decision

swimlyn Thu 07-May-20 14:32:45

In what way do they have better education?

Good God! In every way possible is the answer to this.

An intelligent strong woman. Why on Earth would MNers think that this would be a good idea? hmm

oldperson1 Thu 07-May-20 14:36:29

She only has one agenda Scottish Independence even though she lost that vote ages ago. Mind you she seems to wear nice shoes 😁

Hueandcry Thu 07-May-20 14:40:21

I'm in Scotland and haven't been a fan of hers up til now but I think she's doing a good job in the current circumstances

june2007 Thu 07-May-20 14:40:47

My sister (in Scorland) is not a fan. TBH I think a lot of people would do better the Boris,. (Not Gove)

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