Nicola Ferguson Sturgeon PC (born 19 July 1970) is a Scottish politician who is the fifth and current First Minister of Scotland and the leader of the Scottish National Party, in office since 2014. She is the first woman to hold either position. Sturgeon has been a member of the Scottish Parliament since 1999, first as an additional member for the Glasgow electoral region from 1999 to 2007, and as the member for Glasgow Southside since 2007 (known as Glasgow Govan from 2007 to 2011).
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The Scottish First Minister today told the Home Secretary his plan to admit 20,000 refugees fleeing the war in Syria does not go far enough. After the meeting with Philip Hammond in London, Ms Sturgeon said Scotland is "ready to help as many people as we can". She also argued Britain should opt in to a controversial European Union (EU) scheme to resettle more than 100,000 refuges around the continent, saying it was "desperately needed".
Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, observed one minute silence at Glasgow Central Mosque on November 16 to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris. [...] She added that there was no place for hate crimes in Scotland alluding to the Islamophobic attacks against Muslims. Sturgeon warned that there was no place for “bigotry and prejudice” in Scotland and that any hate crime in the wake of the tragedy was “totally unacceptable”. “There is absolutely no place for bigotry and prejudice in Scotland and this Government is clear that any form of hate crime is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated in 21st century Scotland,” Sturgeon said.
SCOTTISH nationalists have bragged that they will BLOCK Britain from leaving the EU unless Theresa May caves in and grants massive concessions to Nicola Sturgeon. [...] Ms Sturgeon has repeatedly threatened to call a second referendum on Scottish independence if she does not get what she wants from Britain’s exit negotiations with the EU.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon was first to be sworn in, underlining her party’s “loyalty to the people of Scotland” and the “sovereignty of the people” before taking the affirmation. Among the others who were sworn in was Humza Yousaf the son of immigrants from Kenya and Pakistan.
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