Remember this image, and the Tory smear campaign going with it that won them the general election in May? Nicola Sturgeon is exactly the kind of opposition politician that David Cameron wants.

Remember this image, and the Tory smear campaign going with it that won them the general election in May 2015? Nicola Sturgeon is exactly the kind of opposition politician that David Cameron wants.

Is this the same Nicola Sturgeon who pledged to tackle the so-called ‘cybernats’ over online abuse back in June, saying SNP members who ‘cross the line’ will face disciplinary action?

This Blog (and other organisations) had beem forced to endure sustained abuse from these people, who lurked around Facebook, Twitter and the Blogosphere, waiting for someone to write anything remotely critical of their party and then launching vicious verbal attacks characterised by a lack of factual evidence to support their stance.

In fact, the evidence put forward – more often than not – seemed to be SNP propaganda rather than any real reflection of events or issue.

If those people weren’t brainwashed, then what were they?

Now she wants these creatures to help her get more MSPs in May, so she’s changed her tune and any such inference is “insulting” to her.

This is a familiar pattern also – she u-turned over her claim that the Labour Party who, under Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, supported George Osborne’s Charter for Budget Responsibility early in the year would be condemning the UK to £30 billion of cuts (which were not mentioned anywhere in the document).

In May 2015 she changed her tune – going much further than Labour and actually voicing support for the Tories herself, saying that the Charter “allows the UK government flexibility to increase spending over its current plans, while still reducing the deficit and debt”.

All things considered – especially Ms Sturgeon’s tendency to change her tune whenever she feels like it – perhaps the best choice for Scotland in May is to change the record altogether.*

Nicola Sturgeon has hit back at accusations that SNP supporters are “brainwashed” as parties kick-started campaigning for this year’s Scottish Parliament election.

Scotland’s First Minister said the suggestion was “profoundly insulting” in an opinion piece setting out her priorities in the run up to the vote on May 5.

[She said:] “Those who support the SNP have not been brainwashed, they are not blind to our imperfections – instead, they are weighing them against our strengths and achievements, and against the other parties, and deciding that the SNP is the party they most closely identify with, the people they trust most to stand up for Scotland.”

Source: Nicola Sturgeon rejects claims of ‘brainwashed’ SNP supporters | UK Politics | News | The Independent

*For clarity: This is a metaphor and I mean Scottish people may wish to vote for a party other than the SNP.

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