Ms Sturgeon

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Ms Sturgeon said : "I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence" External link

express Friday, July 22, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenge in winter is always exacerbated by the other pressures that health services will cope with round about the winter period,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 22, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence” External link

standard Friday, July 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence” External link

independent-UK Friday, July 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon wrote : “with independence, decisions about Scotland would be taken by the people who live here through their elected Scottish Parliament and government” External link

express Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon argued : “in an independent Scotland we can forge a better relationship an equal partnership with the rest of the UK, instead of the UK Government being able to assert ‘Westminster sovereignty’ regardless of the views of the Scottish Parliament or the people of Scotland” External link

express Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Not once in my entire lifetime have the Tories won a majority, or even a plurality of seats in Scotland. Yet for around two thirds of my lifetime Scotland has had Tory prime ministers and policies. That is not democracy" External link

bbc Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

kentonline Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

standard Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

chesterfirst Friday, July 8, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

kentonline Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

standard Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : "I have carefully considered the arguments you set out for a transfer of power from the UK parliament to the Scottish parliament to hold another referendum on independence. "As our country faces unprecedented challenges at home and aboard I cannot agree that now is the time to return to a question which was clearly answered by the people of Scotland in 2014" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "That would be our expectation and hope. But when you're dealing with nuclear weapons the responsibility of acting in a way that is safe is of paramount importance" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon responded ( about Universal Credit ) : "Every year right now the Scottish Government is having to invest more than 700 million mitigating the impact of Westminster policies that Scotland did not vote for - the Bedroom Tax, the rape clause, the removal of Universal Credit. " External link

express Saturday, July 2, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Friday, July 1, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Does the First Minister agree that the staff of CalMac work tirelessly to help all their customers when breakdowns happen?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Absolutely, the CalMac staff do an excellent job. They often do that job in really difficult circumstances” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “Thank you, Presiding Officer, because I want to take the opportunity to thank everybody who works in CalMac for the excellent service that they provide to the travelling public” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon admitted : “that target is not being met” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?" External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "That reality has rarely been starker than it is now," External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : "the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments" External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon stated : "Over generations we have paid a price for not being independent, many comparable countries across Europe are doing better economically and socially because they can tailor decisions to their own circumstances. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19, 2023” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

standard Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied ( about Scottish First ) : "Well, look, I believe Scotland will be better served by being independent and I think in line with the mandate that exists in the Scottish Parliament where a majority of MSP support a referendum that it should be for people to choose," External link

express Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon argued : “we must seek now to accelerate to the point when we have legal clarity” External link

telegraph Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19, 2023” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Westminster rule over Scotland cannot be based on anything other than a consented, voluntary partnership," "It is time to give people the democratic choice they have voted for, and then with independence to build a more prosperous, fairer country in a true partnership of equals between Scotland and our friends in the rest of the UK," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "My determination is to secure a process that allows the people of Scotland, whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so the majority view can be established fairly and democratically. " External link

thesun Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about The UK ) : “The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question, should Scotland being an independent country?" External link

express Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "last May, the people of Scotland said yes to an independence referendum. The democratic decision was clear" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

standard Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

standard Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:48:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?" External link

piratefm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” “My determination is to secure a process that allows the people of Scotland, whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so the majority view can be established fairly and democratically,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "last May, the people of Scotland said yes to an independence referendum. The democratic decision was clear" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon acknowledged : “Should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

themirror Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "No, she's really quite clear that she would act lawfully," External link

express Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon warned : “It’s a fundamental point of democracy, you cannot hold Scotland in the Union against its will” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "In Scotland, it is the people who are and have always been sovereign - and it is the people's will which must prevail. " External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

piratefm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “anyone who sends degrading messages about children with disabilities deserves utter condemnation” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 27, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “It comes at a particularly important time given the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States,” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : “Independence for me, part of it is about opening up that European market for our food producers and for our economy more generally and working with European partners on some of the challenges we are facing,” External link

fwi Monday, June 27, 2022 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "It starts from the clear view that women must be able to access health care, including abortion services, free of harassment or intimidation. "The proper focus for anyone protesting abortion should be parliament and lawmakers - not hospitals or sexual health clinics" External link

bbc Monday, June 27, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “There are issues we need to solve to achieve our shared objective of effective buffer zones but if we work in a spirit of solidarity we’ll get there” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “While current supplies are secure, there has never been a bigger strain on short supply chains for many years,” External link

fwi Friday, June 24, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The support confirms our determination, in a tough financial climate, to ensure that Scotland continues to make an important contribution to research on agriculture and the environment, contributing to the success and sustainability of our farming and food sectors” External link

fwi Friday, June 24, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “Indeed there may be several possible venues in Scotland – let’s discuss!!” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 17, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Independence is about ensuring that we can better meet the priorities of the Scottish people" External link

express Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Why should a referendum Bill be passed before you sort out Scotland’s drugs deaths scandal?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Independence is about ensuring that we can better meet the priorities of the Scottish people” External link

standard Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "We are now faced with a hard Brexit against our will, at the worst possible time in the middle of a pandemic and economic recession," External link

express Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The question is: what is the best system of governance to equip you to deal with those?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “had any respect at all for democracy” External link

themirror Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “My duty as a democratically elected first minister is to the people of Scotland, not to Boris Johnson or any Tory prime minister,” “This is a UK government that has no respect for democracy and as we saw again yesterday, that has no regard for the rule of law either” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "We saw that very powerfully as recently as yesterday. And ultimately, while I think it would be better for the people of Scotland and the people of the UK if we had two governments able to sit down on that democratic basis and agree that we disagree on the substance of independence but agreed the process by which the people of Scotland will decide that, it would be far better. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "You stood in this room six years ago in the morning after the Brexit vote and say that an independence referendum was highly likely is that any more believable today?" External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "First of all, you know, the last six years have been probably the most tumultuous the country as Scotland, the UK, the world has lived through not least, a global pandemic that has persisted for more than two years, although thankfully I hope we are now on the other side of the acute phase of that. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If we are to uphold democracy here in Scotland, we must forge a way forward, if necessary without a section 30 order," External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Scotland, like countries across the world, faces significant challenges. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “now would be exactly the right time” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Having the full powers of independence does not guarantee a better future – that will depend on the abilities of the people who live here and the quality of the decisions they make – but it is striking just how successful neighbouring countries of Scotland are, compared with the UK. “They can help point the way to a new Scotland that is wealthier and fairer, more resilient and better placed to help people with issues such as the cost of living crisis than a UK Government committed to a hard whatever the cost. “The Building a New Scotland series will set out openly the challenges a newly independent Scotland would face, how they could be overcome as well as the opportunities that come with independence – as demonstrated by the success of comparable independent nations as well as our own resources and talents. “Scotland’s future is a matter for all the people who live here and I look forward to the debate on how we can build that new better country we know is possible”. Ms Sturgeon has said she intends to hold a referendum next year, but Boris Johnson has refused to grant Holyrood the power it needs to stage a legally watertight vote. The First Minister has threatened to pass a unilateral Indyref2 Bill at Holyrood if the PM continues to block a referendum, but this could be struck down at the UK Supreme Court. The Scottish Government last week released some of the legal advice it received in 2020 around Indyref2, but this did not cover whether a unilateral vote would be legal. The 2014 referendum was predicated on a transfer of power under a so-called Section 30 order, but no such order currently exists for a future referendum. Tory MSP Donald Cameron said: “Nicola Sturgeon is wilfully ignoring Scotland’s priorities to push ahead with plans for a second divisive independence referendum in 2023. “The vast majority of Scottish people don’t want the distraction of another referendum next year. They want the government 100% focused on our recovery from the pandemic, the global cost-of-living crisis, supporting our NHS and protecting jobs. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, June 13, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenges at present – as I don’t need to tell anybody in this room – are really significant,” “Not just for Scotland, but for the UK, much of Europe – indeed, for much of the world right now” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 13, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenges at present – as I don’t need to tell anybody in this room – are really significant,” “Not just for Scotland, but for the UK, much of Europe – indeed, for much of the world right now” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 13, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “No, I don’t think that is acceptable and I know that a review of that particular appointment – which is a follow-up outpatient appointment, not a first outpatient appointment – is being undertaken and contact with the patient will be made” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Why does Nicola Sturgeon think it is acceptable to use the same hollow words year after year for eight years while nothing changes, families are left to suffer, and kids are left to pick up the pieces on their own?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “After waiting months already, why does a 14-year-old, who has been referred, who has been seen, and who is now reporting suicidal thoughts, have to start from the beginning again?” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If the Scottish Government believes that the only publicly available legal option is that just an opinion , will it reiterate in writing its offer of support to councils and do so before the summit later in the summer?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "I'll set out more about this, in substance and process, in the period ahead. I have a mandate for another referendum won fairly and squarely in an election last year and anyone who has any respect for democracy will understand the importance of honouring that mandate" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "I like her a lot - I have deep respect for her as many people do. " External link

thesun Friday, June 3, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "There are different opinions across the UK on the institution of monarchy, that's right and proper. We should celebrate the fact we live in a democracy where those differences can be expressed. " External link

skynews Friday, June 3, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Walking With The Wounded ) : "The occasion of the Platinum Jubilee is not just about an institution. It is, above all, about the life and service of an extraordinary woman. "Let us congratulate her warmly on a reign of unprecedented length and let us acknowledge, with deep gratitude and respect, her dedication to duty" External link

bbc Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "That survey alongside the use of other data builds on the census returns so that the census outputs are representative of the whole of Scotland's population, and therefore that does address the concern about those in our more deprived communities," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

dailyecho Monday, May 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon declares : “we will shortly begin publishing an updated prospectus on the opportunities that independence can offer Scotland” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 23, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told ( about The UK ) : “The events of the last three months have strengthened my conviction that this position is absolutely the right one,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:41:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

standard Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

kentonline Friday, May 20, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

standard Friday, May 20, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Deputy First ) : “That will have a profound impact on businesses, restaurants, bars and clubs. What compensation will the First Minister’s Government provide for the businesses that will clearly be affected by the cuts?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Deputy First ) : “As happened with the ferries, as soon as the Government steps in to try to sort things out, the problems get even worse. The SNP took over the running of our rail service on April fool’s day, but nat rail is no joke for Scotland’s passengers. Next week there will be 700 fewer services across the country every day. Was that really the First Minister’s grand vision for the railway in Scotland under SNP control?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon admitted : “Why do the people of Scotland continually have to pay the price of SNP failure?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Is it also the First Minister's position that Jackdaw should not get the green light?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I am very clear...that any new development whether that is a new licensing round or already consented developments that are looking for the go-ahead, have to have a robust climate compatibility checkpoint and in the absence of that, shouldn’t go ahead” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The party I lead, the Scottish National Party determined back in 2012 - at that time a reversal of a longstanding position - that should Scotland become independent it should seek membership of NATO". "There is no doubt that the events of the last three months have strengthened my conviction that this position is absolutely the right and essential one” External link

express Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “So we are clearer than ever that membership of NATO would not only be vital to Scotland’s security, it would also be the principal way in which an independent Scotland in an interdependent world would contribute to the collective security of our neighbours and allies” External link

express Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : “Don’t re-elect Trump at any point” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 16, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Given the evidence of human rights abuses being committed by the national Colombian police, can the First Minister explain why the Scottish Government approved the deployment of Police Scotland officers to Colombia?" External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 16, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “sexism and misogyny still runs too deep in our society and it is a reminder that it must be tackled” “It is also a reminder that it starts with male behaviour and its male behaviour we must see change” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “women have the right to access abortion without fear or intimidation” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I am very happy to convene and indeed, I will personally chair a roundtable summit to discuss buffer zones and indeed any other matters that need to be addressed to ensure safe and timely access to abortion services in within the current law” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Can she confirm is there have been any other investigations into current and former Scottish ministers and will she commit to make public the conclusion of any complaints upheld against ministers in this government?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “People who will hurl sexist abuse at women in public life, they’ve always been there, but social media gives them direct access in a way that didn’t exist when I was much younger,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:32:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : “For them to become the largest party in Northern Ireland is, as you know, a development of truly historic proportions” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 9, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : “For them to become the largest party in Northern Ireland is, as you know, a development of truly historic proportions” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 9, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "What I do think is pretty obvious is that there is a massive operation underway on the part of the Conservatives to divert attention from Boris Johnson. " External link

express Monday, May 9, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT



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Ms Sturgeon said : "I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence" External link

express Friday, July 22, 2022 6:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenge in winter is always exacerbated by the other pressures that health services will cope with round about the winter period,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, July 22, 2022 5:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence” External link

standard Friday, July 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I hope the outcome of the Supreme Court case will be that the Scottish Parliament can legislate for an advisory referendum to give people the opportunity to have their say on independence” External link

independent-UK Friday, July 22, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon wrote : “with independence, decisions about Scotland would be taken by the people who live here through their elected Scottish Parliament and government” External link

express Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon argued : “in an independent Scotland we can forge a better relationship an equal partnership with the rest of the UK, instead of the UK Government being able to assert ‘Westminster sovereignty’ regardless of the views of the Scottish Parliament or the people of Scotland” External link

express Friday, July 15, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Not once in my entire lifetime have the Tories won a majority, or even a plurality of seats in Scotland. Yet for around two thirds of my lifetime Scotland has had Tory prime ministers and policies. That is not democracy" External link

bbc Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:59:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

kentonline Thursday, July 14, 2022 3:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:53:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Offering Scotland the choice of independence, particularly in the context we are in today, is essential” External link

standard Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

chesterfirst Friday, July 8, 2022 10:07:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

kentonline Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:44:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “To be clear, Scotland will have the opportunity to choose independence – I hope in a referendum on 19 October 2023 but if not, through a general election” External link

standard Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : "I have carefully considered the arguments you set out for a transfer of power from the UK parliament to the Scottish parliament to hold another referendum on independence. "As our country faces unprecedented challenges at home and aboard I cannot agree that now is the time to return to a question which was clearly answered by the people of Scotland in 2014" External link

bbc Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "That would be our expectation and hope. But when you're dealing with nuclear weapons the responsibility of acting in a way that is safe is of paramount importance" External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:12:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon responded ( about Universal Credit ) : "Every year right now the Scottish Government is having to invest more than 700 million mitigating the impact of Westminster policies that Scotland did not vote for - the Bedroom Tax, the rape clause, the removal of Universal Credit. " External link

express Saturday, July 2, 2022 2:11:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Friday, July 1, 2022 2:15:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Does the First Minister agree that the staff of CalMac work tirelessly to help all their customers when breakdowns happen?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Absolutely, the CalMac staff do an excellent job. They often do that job in really difficult circumstances” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “Thank you, Presiding Officer, because I want to take the opportunity to thank everybody who works in CalMac for the excellent service that they provide to the travelling public” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 6:05:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon admitted : “that target is not being met” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 30, 2022 4:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 3:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "the answers don't suit the narrative of the Scottish Conservatives" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, June 30, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Thursday, June 30, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Thursday, June 30, 2022 12:50:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

oxfordtimes Wednesday, June 29, 2022 4:23:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?" External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "That reality has rarely been starker than it is now," External link

skynews Wednesday, June 29, 2022 2:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : "the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments" External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon stated : "Over generations we have paid a price for not being independent, many comparable countries across Europe are doing better economically and socially because they can tailor decisions to their own circumstances. " External link

breakingnews-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 1:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved democratically. And that must be through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence," External link

express Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:45:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

independent-UK Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:24:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19, 2023” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:12:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted ( about Westminster Government ) : “the time is right for Scotland to debate and decide independence because we have been taken down the wrong path by Westminster governments” External link

standard Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied ( about Scottish First ) : "Well, look, I believe Scotland will be better served by being independent and I think in line with the mandate that exists in the Scottish Parliament where a majority of MSP support a referendum that it should be for people to choose," External link

express Wednesday, June 29, 2022 11:52:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

dailyecho Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon argued : “we must seek now to accelerate to the point when we have legal clarity” External link

telegraph Wednesday, June 29, 2022 9:07:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19, 2023” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 29, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Westminster rule over Scotland cannot be based on anything other than a consented, voluntary partnership," "It is time to give people the democratic choice they have voted for, and then with independence to build a more prosperous, fairer country in a true partnership of equals between Scotland and our friends in the rest of the UK," External link

abc-au Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:02:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "My determination is to secure a process that allows the people of Scotland, whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so the majority view can be established fairly and democratically. " External link

thesun Wednesday, June 29, 2022 12:01:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, June 28, 2022 10:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about The UK ) : “The issue of independence cannot be suppressed. It must be resolved through a process that is above reproach and commands confidence” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:22:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question, should Scotland being an independent country?" External link

express Tuesday, June 28, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

kentonline Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "last May, the people of Scotland said yes to an independence referendum. The democratic decision was clear" External link

southwales-eveningpost Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:00:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on October 19 2023” External link

standard Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum and if the UK Government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will face the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

standard Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:48:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If it does transpire that there is no lawful way for this parliament to give the people of Scotland the choice of independence in a referendum, and if the UK government continues to deny a Section 30 order, my party will fight the UK general election on this single question: should Scotland be an independent country?" External link

piratefm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:40:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” “My determination is to secure a process that allows the people of Scotland, whether yes, no or yet to be decided, to express their views in a legal, constitutional referendum so the majority view can be established fairly and democratically,” External link

thenational Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:25:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added ( about Boris Johnson ) : “What I am not willing to do, what I will never do is allow Scottish democracy to be a prisoner of Boris Johnson or any prime minister” External link

hulldailymail Tuesday, June 28, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "last May, the people of Scotland said yes to an independence referendum. The democratic decision was clear" External link

icWales Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon acknowledged : “Should Scotland be an independent country?” External link

themirror Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "No, she's really quite clear that she would act lawfully," External link

express Tuesday, June 28, 2022 12:27:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon warned : “It’s a fundamental point of democracy, you cannot hold Scotland in the Union against its will” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "In Scotland, it is the people who are and have always been sovereign - and it is the people's will which must prevail. " External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

heart Tuesday, June 28, 2022 6:31:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

piratefm Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Bluntly, the UK government is in no position to lecture any other country about the need to respect democratic norms if it is intent on trying to thwart democracy at home. " External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon adding : "trying to drag Scotland back to the politics of the past instead of dealing with the challenges of the present" External link

skynews Tuesday, June 28, 2022 4:48:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “anyone who sends degrading messages about children with disabilities deserves utter condemnation” External link

pressandjournal Monday, June 27, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “It comes at a particularly important time given the overturning of Roe v Wade in the United States,” External link

standard Monday, June 27, 2022 12:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : “Independence for me, part of it is about opening up that European market for our food producers and for our economy more generally and working with European partners on some of the challenges we are facing,” External link

fwi Monday, June 27, 2022 11:25:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "It starts from the clear view that women must be able to access health care, including abortion services, free of harassment or intimidation. "The proper focus for anyone protesting abortion should be parliament and lawmakers - not hospitals or sexual health clinics" External link

bbc Monday, June 27, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “There are issues we need to solve to achieve our shared objective of effective buffer zones but if we work in a spirit of solidarity we’ll get there” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, June 26, 2022 4:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “While current supplies are secure, there has never been a bigger strain on short supply chains for many years,” External link

fwi Friday, June 24, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The support confirms our determination, in a tough financial climate, to ensure that Scotland continues to make an important contribution to research on agriculture and the environment, contributing to the success and sustainability of our farming and food sectors” External link

fwi Friday, June 24, 2022 3:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “Indeed there may be several possible venues in Scotland – let’s discuss!!” External link

independent-ie Friday, June 17, 2022 5:17:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Independence is about ensuring that we can better meet the priorities of the Scottish people" External link

express Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:06:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Why should a referendum Bill be passed before you sort out Scotland’s drugs deaths scandal?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 16, 2022 4:54:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Independence is about ensuring that we can better meet the priorities of the Scottish people” External link

standard Thursday, June 16, 2022 3:22:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "We are now faced with a hard Brexit against our will, at the worst possible time in the middle of a pandemic and economic recession," External link

express Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:16:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The question is: what is the best system of governance to equip you to deal with those?” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, June 15, 2022 5:01:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “had any respect at all for democracy” External link

themirror Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : “My duty as a democratically elected first minister is to the people of Scotland, not to Boris Johnson or any Tory prime minister,” “This is a UK government that has no respect for democracy and as we saw again yesterday, that has no regard for the rule of law either” External link

independent-UK Tuesday, June 14, 2022 3:36:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "We saw that very powerfully as recently as yesterday. And ultimately, while I think it would be better for the people of Scotland and the people of the UK if we had two governments able to sit down on that democratic basis and agree that we disagree on the substance of independence but agreed the process by which the people of Scotland will decide that, it would be far better. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "You stood in this room six years ago in the morning after the Brexit vote and say that an independence referendum was highly likely is that any more believable today?" External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : "First of all, you know, the last six years have been probably the most tumultuous the country as Scotland, the UK, the world has lived through not least, a global pandemic that has persisted for more than two years, although thankfully I hope we are now on the other side of the acute phase of that. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "If we are to uphold democracy here in Scotland, we must forge a way forward, if necessary without a section 30 order," External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Scotland, like countries across the world, faces significant challenges. " External link

express Tuesday, June 14, 2022 1:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “now would be exactly the right time” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 14, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : "Having the full powers of independence does not guarantee a better future – that will depend on the abilities of the people who live here and the quality of the decisions they make – but it is striking just how successful neighbouring countries of Scotland are, compared with the UK. “They can help point the way to a new Scotland that is wealthier and fairer, more resilient and better placed to help people with issues such as the cost of living crisis than a UK Government committed to a hard whatever the cost. “The Building a New Scotland series will set out openly the challenges a newly independent Scotland would face, how they could be overcome as well as the opportunities that come with independence – as demonstrated by the success of comparable independent nations as well as our own resources and talents. “Scotland’s future is a matter for all the people who live here and I look forward to the debate on how we can build that new better country we know is possible”. Ms Sturgeon has said she intends to hold a referendum next year, but Boris Johnson has refused to grant Holyrood the power it needs to stage a legally watertight vote. The First Minister has threatened to pass a unilateral Indyref2 Bill at Holyrood if the PM continues to block a referendum, but this could be struck down at the UK Supreme Court. The Scottish Government last week released some of the legal advice it received in 2020 around Indyref2, but this did not cover whether a unilateral vote would be legal. The 2014 referendum was predicated on a transfer of power under a so-called Section 30 order, but no such order currently exists for a future referendum. Tory MSP Donald Cameron said: “Nicola Sturgeon is wilfully ignoring Scotland’s priorities to push ahead with plans for a second divisive independence referendum in 2023. “The vast majority of Scottish people don’t want the distraction of another referendum next year. They want the government 100% focused on our recovery from the pandemic, the global cost-of-living crisis, supporting our NHS and protecting jobs. " External link

heraldscotland Monday, June 13, 2022 7:36:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenges at present – as I don’t need to tell anybody in this room – are really significant,” “Not just for Scotland, but for the UK, much of Europe – indeed, for much of the world right now” External link

independent-ie Monday, June 13, 2022 6:18:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The challenges at present – as I don’t need to tell anybody in this room – are really significant,” “Not just for Scotland, but for the UK, much of Europe – indeed, for much of the world right now” External link

independent-UK Monday, June 13, 2022 5:59:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “No, I don’t think that is acceptable and I know that a review of that particular appointment – which is a follow-up outpatient appointment, not a first outpatient appointment – is being undertaken and contact with the patient will be made” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Nicola Sturgeon ) : “Why does Nicola Sturgeon think it is acceptable to use the same hollow words year after year for eight years while nothing changes, families are left to suffer, and kids are left to pick up the pieces on their own?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:43:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “After waiting months already, why does a 14-year-old, who has been referred, who has been seen, and who is now reporting suicidal thoughts, have to start from the beginning again?” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:41:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “If the Scottish Government believes that the only publicly available legal option is that just an opinion , will it reiterate in writing its offer of support to councils and do so before the summit later in the summer?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, June 9, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "I'll set out more about this, in substance and process, in the period ahead. I have a mandate for another referendum won fairly and squarely in an election last year and anyone who has any respect for democracy will understand the importance of honouring that mandate" External link

bbc Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "I like her a lot - I have deep respect for her as many people do. " External link

thesun Friday, June 3, 2022 8:39:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "There are different opinions across the UK on the institution of monarchy, that's right and proper. We should celebrate the fact we live in a democracy where those differences can be expressed. " External link

skynews Friday, June 3, 2022 5:05:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Walking With The Wounded ) : "The occasion of the Platinum Jubilee is not just about an institution. It is, above all, about the life and service of an extraordinary woman. "Let us congratulate her warmly on a reign of unprecedented length and let us acknowledge, with deep gratitude and respect, her dedication to duty" External link

bbc Thursday, June 2, 2022 8:27:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told : "That survey alongside the use of other data builds on the census returns so that the census outputs are representative of the whole of Scotland's population, and therefore that does address the concern about those in our more deprived communities," External link

heraldscotland Wednesday, June 1, 2022 8:11:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

dailyecho Monday, May 30, 2022 9:27:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon declares : “we will shortly begin publishing an updated prospectus on the opportunities that independence can offer Scotland” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 23, 2022 9:15:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon told ( about The UK ) : “The events of the last three months have strengthened my conviction that this position is absolutely the right one,” External link

heraldscotland Sunday, May 22, 2022 9:37:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

independent-UK Saturday, May 21, 2022 7:55:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

oxfordtimes Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:41:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

southwalesargus Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

standard Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:29:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, May 21, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

kentonline Friday, May 20, 2022 6:21:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Scotland, and indeed Northern Ireland – we both voted against Brexit but we are both now dealing with the very negative consequences of Brexit,” External link

standard Friday, May 20, 2022 6:19:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Deputy First ) : “That will have a profound impact on businesses, restaurants, bars and clubs. What compensation will the First Minister’s Government provide for the businesses that will clearly be affected by the cuts?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Deputy First ) : “As happened with the ferries, as soon as the Government steps in to try to sort things out, the problems get even worse. The SNP took over the running of our rail service on April fool’s day, but nat rail is no joke for Scotland’s passengers. Next week there will be 700 fewer services across the country every day. Was that really the First Minister’s grand vision for the railway in Scotland under SNP control?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon admitted : “Why do the people of Scotland continually have to pay the price of SNP failure?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:03:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “Is it also the First Minister's position that Jackdaw should not get the green light?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I am very clear...that any new development whether that is a new licensing round or already consented developments that are looking for the go-ahead, have to have a robust climate compatibility checkpoint and in the absence of that, shouldn’t go ahead” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 19, 2022 5:51:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “The party I lead, the Scottish National Party determined back in 2012 - at that time a reversal of a longstanding position - that should Scotland become independent it should seek membership of NATO". "There is no doubt that the events of the last three months have strengthened my conviction that this position is absolutely the right and essential one” External link

express Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “So we are clearer than ever that membership of NATO would not only be vital to Scotland’s security, it would also be the principal way in which an independent Scotland in an interdependent world would contribute to the collective security of our neighbours and allies” External link

express Tuesday, May 17, 2022 11:56:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon replied : “Don’t re-elect Trump at any point” External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 16, 2022 10:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : "Given the evidence of human rights abuses being committed by the national Colombian police, can the First Minister explain why the Scottish Government approved the deployment of Police Scotland officers to Colombia?" External link

heraldscotland Monday, May 16, 2022 12:52:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon added : “sexism and misogyny still runs too deep in our society and it is a reminder that it must be tackled” “It is also a reminder that it starts with male behaviour and its male behaviour we must see change” External link

pressandjournal Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:38:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “women have the right to access abortion without fear or intimidation” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “I am very happy to convene and indeed, I will personally chair a roundtable summit to discuss buffer zones and indeed any other matters that need to be addressed to ensure safe and timely access to abortion services in within the current law” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 6:15:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon insisted : “Can she confirm is there have been any other investigations into current and former Scottish ministers and will she commit to make public the conclusion of any complaints upheld against ministers in this government?” External link

heraldscotland Thursday, May 12, 2022 5:20:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said : “People who will hurl sexist abuse at women in public life, they’ve always been there, but social media gives them direct access in a way that didn’t exist when I was much younger,” External link

heraldscotland Tuesday, May 10, 2022 3:32:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : “For them to become the largest party in Northern Ireland is, as you know, a development of truly historic proportions” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 9, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon saying : “For them to become the largest party in Northern Ireland is, as you know, a development of truly historic proportions” External link

breakingnews-ie Monday, May 9, 2022 3:12:00 PM EAT

Ms Sturgeon said ( about Boris Johnson ) : "What I do think is pretty obvious is that there is a massive operation underway on the part of the Conservatives to divert attention from Boris Johnson. " External link

express Monday, May 9, 2022 2:50:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader16.98%EN05/28/201728/05/2017
accused56.60%EN05/22/201722/05/2017
minister3.77%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
successor11.32%EN03/09/201709/03/2017
victim1.89%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
predecessor1.89%EN01/09/201709/01/2017
mep1.89%EN12/07/201607/12/2016
head3.77%EN10/24/201624/10/2016
poet1.89%EN08/18/201618/08/2016
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Ms SturgeonEN100.00%


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