Nicola Sturgeon’s democratic attitudes towards political phenomena and events, and her respect for all ideas, have made her a national leader among all social groups in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon is the first minister of Scotland, the region which has become a controversial part of the United Kingdom. Scotland has been insisting on its independence and an end to the three-hundred-year union with England. Nicola Sturgeon is the MSP for Glasgow Southside constituency and the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) that pushes for independence.
In recent years, particularly after the Brexit referendum, Nicola Sturgeon has been the guardian of independence for Scotland, never giving up her determination. She has emphasised that her party’s 2021 manifesto was designed to unite the whole of Scotland. She said in addition to more social services, the SNP will give all the people of Scotland a choice about their future in a referendum to decide for themselves. Nicola Sturgeon has said that the party’s manifesto has the goal to connect the whole of Scotland. She said her party wants to unite all parties and the people of Scotland around shared aims to benefit all.
Young Sturgeon Organised Campaign to Support Salmond
Nicola Sturgeon was born in 1970 in the coastal town of Irvine, 26 kilometres south of Glasgow. When she was sixteen, she joined the Scottish National Party (SNP). Unlike many who were fascinated by the Labour Party, which was the dominant force in Scotland, she was fascinated by the concept that Scotland should be independent. At twenty-nine, she was elected to Holyrood as a Glasgow regional MSP. Nicola Sturgeon was a front bench spokeswoman for the opposition party who faulted the Labour-Liberal Democrat coalition government for social services such as education, health and justice.
When Nicola Sturgeon was 17, she was chosen as the executive of SNP’s young wing. When Alex Salmond was campaigning to be the leader of SNP in 1990, she played an important role in the Youth for Salmond campaign and organised the group very well. At that young age, she played a very good leading role in uniting party youths and many young people followed her to support Salmond; of course, it made a close relationship between Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP leader.
Thatcher’s Bad Policies Inspired Sturgeon
Nicola Sturgeon was described as a quiet person who was calculating and high-minded. She said she was inspired into politics when Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, because the economy was not in great shape and unemployment was high. She believed in social justice for Scotland and that it was wrong for the nation to be governed by a Conservative government not elected by the Scottish people.
When she saw Margaret Thatcher’s actions to prevent the creation of a Scottish assembly, and saw the imposition of her rightwing policies on left-leaning electorates in Scotland, young Nicola Sturgeon recognised that independence was crucial for the nation. Nicola Sturgeon had already said that she was inspired by Margaret Thatcher not because she was the first female prime minister of Britain, but because Sturgeon hated her politics. Because of Thatcher’s policies between 1979 and 1981, 20% of workers in the Scottish industry lost their jobs and unemployment surged.
Sturgeon Is the Most Popular Politician Across the UK
Nicola Sturgeon is a popular leader in both Scotland and Britain. A poll conducted in early 2021, shows that she is the most popular leader in Scotland and the UK. She had the highest rating in her party and other parties in Scotland. She is described by her admirers as the most powerful woman in the UK politics, while her opponents say she is the most dangerous woman.
Last year, Nicola Sturgeon was named the fifth most eloquent politician in the world for being clear, calm and compassionate. Nicola Sturgeon has been praised for handling the coronavirus crisis, because she was clear and straightforward in making decisions, and also for being a real and concerned leader for the sake of Scotland. Her leadership during the coronavirus crisis and the pandemic was stable and strong and she could handle the situation very well. Also in a poll conducted by BBC Scotland, 72% of Scottish people said Nicola Sturgeon’s government handled the coronavirus and the pandemic very well.
Scottish Independence Can Be Achieved by Sturgeon
In 2014, Scotland held its first independence referendum, but only 45% voted Yes to independence, whereas 55% voted No. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, 51% of the UK voted to leave the EU, but only 38 % in Scotland voted for Leave and 62% voted for Remain. Although there are some Scottish politicians who support London on Brexit, most Scotts prefer to be in the European Union.
The Scottish government considers the UK government’s Brexit deal to be a damaging and inadequate deal for Scottish interests. Nicola Sturgeon has kept fighting for the demand of the Scottish people to remain in the European Union, while Brexit took them out of the bloc against their will. During her leadership, Nicola Sturgeon has not been a charismatic leader, but her good communication skills and her leading talent helped her to connect to the public and express herself clearly, not abandoning opposition to Brexit.
Pro-Independence Parties Secured Highest Number of Holyrood Seats
In the 2021 election in Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon’s party, the Scottish National Party, won the most constituency seats in Holyrood and secured the highest number of constituency votes in the history of Scottish evolution. Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated that, following this victory, her task is to build a better Scotland for everyone and hold a second referendum once the pandemic is over.
The SNP and Scottish Greens, which are the two main pro-independence parties in the Scottish Parliament, have gained 72 seats, the largest ever pro-independence majority. There are other pro-independence politicians among other Scottish political parties and Nicola Sturgeon can unite all of them under a shared flag. Nicola Sturgeon has called the 2021 election results an extraordinary one and emphasised that the Scottish people elected a pro-independence majority, so they gave Holyrood a clear mandate for independence.
Nicola Sturgeon, the fifty-one-year old leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), began her political activities at the age of 16 with a dynamic role in the pro-independence party. Young Sturgeon was influenced by then UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, because Thatcher’s policies destroyed many jobs in Scotland. This prompted her to become a politician and she was determined to pursue Scotland’s independence. After the first independence referendum in 2014, the then SNP leader resigned and Nicola Sturgeon replaced him. She has pursued Scottish independence ever since. Following the Brexit referendum, she robustly stressed on a second independence referendum.
Sturgeon is straightforward and clearly expresses herself. She is determined to preserve the public will. Nicola Sturgeon, who is called by her opponents as the most dangerous woman in the UK, is very well capable of gathering all politicians under the same flag in Scotland.