Leaders who put their own ego before the national interest are by far the worst type of heads of state . Nicola Sturgeon is one very dangerous woman in my ex-pat Scottish opinion. I am very glad that my postcode is no longer starts with G4... and has been replaced with M2...
All the data (not the use of the word "data" not the word "expert" ) points to fiscal problems and the outlook for the price of oil is uncertain at best and weak at worst , so why does this woman persist. A majority voted 55 to 45 to stay in the Union and that is a very wide margin . With Brexit it was much narrower but everybody agrees that a majority is a majority and it is time to roll up our sleeves and make it work.
So why does Nicola Sturgeon keep repeating her mantra like a parrot about the promise of staying within the EU as a "No" vote prize ? It was never a guarantee - after all we knew there would be an EU referendum and still the people voted to remain within the UK . The argument is spurious but the worst part is she has become a more and more divisive figure , when the role of a leader is to unite.
I only hope she gets her just desserts and the world can see once again that dragging a nation to a place they should not be is not just poor leadership , it is bad - very bad. Perhaps the woman needs to learn some of that new fangled relationship stuff they teach kids nowadays - you know , the bits about considering the feelings of others. All the more so when the feelings are a matter of public record.
The again, perhaps it is a simply ploy to deflect the Scottish gloom at their sports performances of late , with the exception of a certain Mr A Murray , and she really does have the national interest at heart.