The first minister warned that lockdown rules in Scotland could be tightened after data suggested people were breaking regulations
The Scottish first minister said it could become possible to meet “with small defined groups”.
Scotland’s first minister warned: 'A return to normal as we knew it is not on the cards in the near future.'
Nicola Sturgeon has said she won't give specific dates on when lockdown will be lifted, but will give details on how the decision is made because she's 'treating the public like grown-ups'.
The Scottish first minister said that the lockdown measures are working but added that it was still too early for restrictions to be lifted.
Three separate polls show that another Scottish independence referendum would be 'too close to call', according to a polling expert.
In a letter to Scotland's first minister, the PM said: “I cannot agree to any request for a transfer of power that would lead to further independence referendums.”
The First Minister continued to push for a new independence referendum when she appeared on BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
The First Minister admitted she “got over-excited” on Thursday night when cameras spotted her punching the air after Amy Callaghan beat Ms Swinson in East Dunbartonshire.
Michael Gove said discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on the benefits of Brexit ‘go long into the night’.
Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday’s Programme for Government was “fresh, it is bold and it is ambitious”, and therefore aspects of it would undoubtedly be “controversial”. For the most part, however, what the first minister served up as part of a long-trailed effort to “refresh” her administration after more than ten years in office sounded familiar: educational reform (“most radical change”), more cash to boost economic growth (“raising our ambition”) and the creation of a Scottish National Investment Bank. Sturgeon noted vaguely that there were “arguments for and against” a citizens’ basic income, but added that it merited “deeper consideration”.
Like Aesop’s mountain, we’re led to believe, Nicola Sturgeon has spent the days since the general election labouring, or rather “reflecting”, on the future of independence. It remained her view, she told the Scottish parliament, that voters should have a “choice” at the end of the Brexit process, while by any democratic “standard” the Scottish government’s mandate to hold a second referendum was “beyond question”.
If Nicola Sturgeon has her way, there will be a second referendum on Scottish independence sometime between autumn 2018 and spring 2019. On the week that Article 50 might be triggered, we are now seeing, in concrete terms, the reality of what Brexit entails. Just before the UK leaves the EU, Scotland may leave the UK.
The nationalists, like New Labour, well understand that message discipline is key. Following lengthy exchanges about new income tax powers, the first minister said her plans put the SNP “in exactly the right place"– the same line she used on BBC Scotland last Thursday. Sturgeon and others have studied the New Labour playbook and learned it well.