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Nicola Sturgeon

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Cary2012 Wed 15-Apr-20 12:50:40

I'm very impressed with her, Her daily briefings are clear and she handles them very well.

What do you think?

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EC22 Wed 15-Apr-20 12:52:40

She seems sincere and competent.

aladyofinderterminateage Wed 15-Apr-20 12:53:31

I like the fact that there is always somebody signing. I suppose people with hearing impairment don't need to know what is happening in England. hmm

ofwarren Wed 15-Apr-20 12:53:32

I really like Nicola Sturgeon. She seems very competent.

Cary2012 Wed 15-Apr-20 12:58:50

The Government update from Westminster is signed on the 24hrBBC news channel, but not on BBC1 on Sky.

Last week some one asked her about lack of social distancing in a council. She replied that she was unaware but would look into it as soon as the press conference was over. No waffling, just said she'd look at it. Very refreshing.

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Cary2012 Wed 15-Apr-20 12:59:24

or Sky.

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MustBeDueSomeBetterFeet Wed 15-Apr-20 13:01:25

Yes, I'm thoroughly impressed by her!

beepbeeprichie Wed 15-Apr-20 13:03:20

Nope. Not impressed at all. Muddled over what is a key worker, late to clarify on businesses with more than one outlet, still not sent out all letters to the vulnerable to ensure they can get slots at supermarkets etc. Also stoking flames re PPE equipment that had already been debunked.

Nymphadora Wed 15-Apr-20 13:04:14

There’s a campaign to make Westminster’s broadcasts equally accessible (a couple of announcements have failed to be interpreted including the lockdown one) but it’s heading for legal stages now as the Gov keep blaming the BBC.

RuffleCrow Wed 15-Apr-20 13:08:11

It's hard to have much faith in any woman (or man) who doesn't know what a woman is.

MissMarks Wed 15-Apr-20 13:10:40

I used to live in Scotland, now live in Northern Ireland- believe me Nicola is very competent. Scotland streets ahead in a whole range of things. Wish we had her here.

cinders222 Wed 15-Apr-20 13:20:45

I live in Scotland and am not a supporter of SNP or a Nicola fan but have been very impressed with how she is handling the current situation

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 15-Apr-20 13:21:53

What RuffleCrow said.

Tonz Wed 15-Apr-20 13:26:20

I'm in Scotland and never really liked her much but now I think she's really stepped up. She's calm and clear in most of what she's saying. You can't suger coat shit and she's not trying to. Never thought I'd say it but I like her and listen to her

tenlittlecygnets Wed 15-Apr-20 13:38:23

I used to live in Scotland, now live in Northern Ireland- believe me Nicola is very competent. Scotland streets ahead in a whole range of things.


'Scotland now has one of the lowest life expectancies in Western Europe and the lowest of all UK countries. This was not always the case – in the earlier half of the 20th century Scotland’s life expectancy was well aligned with others in Europe' (Public Health Priorities for Scotland report)

Life expectancy:

Drugs: 'Scotland’s drugs death rate is now higher than the USA and every other country in Europe, and three times the UK average, according to shocking new figures' (

Failing schools:

Where is Scotland ahead, @MissMarks?

FWIW Sturgeon does appear to be calm in handling Covid-19, but for years she's been a one-trick pony, banging on and on about another IndyRef and failing to deal with all Scotland's more pressing problems.

Verily1 Wed 15-Apr-20 13:41:35

She is a very competent leader.

LizzieMacQueen Wed 15-Apr-20 13:43:42

I have some respect for her, based on the Covid stuff, but where she fails is her appointment of posts such as CMO. We should have the best scientists as advisors. Not just those that are SNP.

Dreamersandwishers Wed 15-Apr-20 13:49:17

In Scotland , not an SNP fan, but I do think Ms Sturgeon is sincere in her efforts to protect lives , and I do think she and her team have recognised the care home issue and the numbers dying outside hospital.
However, they are nowhere on the exit strategy - she has said it’s too early to think about and gets shirty if challenged , and they have no plans on the economy.
Let’s face it, if we had been independent we would be screwed as we would not have received the Boris bail-out & as pp has said, even though we did, she was pretty slow to enact it, and only today has matched what is happening in England.
So calm, caring but a bit clueless.

Beerincomechampagnetastes Wed 15-Apr-20 13:53:37

She’s terrible, totally failed Goven.
Awful person only interested in her own self interest.

TheCountessatHotelCortez Wed 15-Apr-20 14:03:24

I agree that she is dealing with it in an open honest way but think she jumped the gun on closing loads of businesses that had no need to close and could have continued to work safely with measures put in place, my DH being one of them, he is a structural engineer for agricultural buildings he works mainly alone but because all the suppliers closed and they couldn’t get concrete they had no choice but to close, his employer is now looking at getting things back up and running though as farmers still need lambing and milking sheds etc

MissMarks Wed 15-Apr-20 14:06:10

Ten little cygnets- have a look at the same stats for Northern Ireland.

MissMarks Wed 15-Apr-20 14:07:31

Bearing in mind the size difference and the fact NI only has one large city.

Babdoc Wed 15-Apr-20 14:09:35

Can’t stand the woman.
And she must be secretly thanking God that Scotland is still in the UK and not independent- we could never have survived this financial damage to the economy without the huge resources of the UK to bail us out.
Most of her briefings just seem to be parroting what has already been said by Westminster. Apart from when she cocks up the business relief to companies with more than one retail outlet. Or tells lies about PPE being given to England and not Scotland.

Potterspotter Wed 15-Apr-20 14:11:50

Aren’t Scottish firms getting less of a bail out due to the SNP? She may be good at media but her record isn’t great in government.

MissMarks Wed 15-Apr-20 14:13:06

Northern Ireland also has the highest rate of anti depressant usage in the U.K., highest suicide rates, and the worst academic record (they also have the best due to grammar schools), but also the worst for those not at a grammar.
We also have far worse waiting lists for NHS.

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