Reading some of the tributes from English luvvies yesterday, you would have had no idea that Nicola Sturgeon was anything less than perfect. The great and the good in the media world were tripping over themselves to call her a stateswoman, praising her tone, grace and composure rather than her lack of substantive achievements. Still, there was one familiar face who had no compunction in calling Sturgeon out on her multiple blunders.
These days Donald Trump’s statements receive somewhat less traction now he’s no longer on Twitter. Still, Mr S did enjoy reading the former president’s brutal assessment of the outgoing First Minister, replete with the usual mix of adjectives, exclamation marks and pettiness that comprise his style of prose. The septuagenarian Republican even took the opportunity to accuse Sturgeon of fighting him over his golf courses. Trump wrote:
‘Good riddance to failed woke extremist Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland! This crazed leftist symbolises everything wrong with identity politics. Sturgeon thought it was OK to put a biological man in a women’s prison, and if that wasn’t bad enough, Sturgeon fought for a ‘Gender Recognition Reform Bill’ that would have allowed 16-year-old children to change their gender without medical advice. I built the greatest golf properties in the world in Scotland, but she fought me all the way, making my job much more difficult. The wonderful people of Scotland are much better off without Sturgeon in office!’
Let’s hope so Donald eh?