SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to wield influence over Labour and admits: ‘I know why the English are worried’

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon last night admitted she understands concerns of English voters about her party being involved in a coalition government.

The Scottish First Minister said: ‘I understand how people south of the border think, “Oh my goodness how will it work? It’s a mess”.’

She also suggested that David Cameron had been ‘not unhelpful’ to the SNP by gaining the party greater publicity.

‘At every Westminster election I’ve fought until this one, the biggest challenge that we’ve had to overcome is being heard and being relevant. We don’t have this problem this time,’ she told The Times.

‘The message it’s given to people in Scotland is – if this is the attention we get just from the SNP riding high in the polls, imagine how loud our voice would be if that was translated into seats. So in that respect I absolutely think it is not unhelpful.’

Miss Sturgeon’s remarks came after she had insisted that she would put Ed Miliband into Downing Street even if Labour wins 40 fewer seats than the Tories in a hung Parliament…

She’s by far the most aggressive of the campaigners in the UK elections. The Daily Mail claims this picture is hanging in her house:


  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Agressive in what sense?
    Is she worried that the UK is not going down the toilet fast enough and she’s going to break out the socialist plunger of Labour?

    • She wants to speed things up.

    • Frau Katze

      She’s far, far left.

  • Jay Currie

    Lovely painting… Putting a bit of whip about.

    You can imagine the old Etonians lining up.

    Of course Canada survived the BQ… A fact our English pals do not know and may find out.

  • If they do separate can we make them take back George Galloway at least?

    • Even they don’t want him.

    • Jay Currie

      From your lips to God’s left ear.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      It would be rude to send him back with no notice.
      I say send half of him back and then see what they say.

  • Brett_McS

    This will probably save David Cameron’s bacon: Even Labour-leaning English will vote Conservative rather than let the SNP control the parliament.

  • ed

    anti English, anti anglo saxon racist with a ” king Edward the 1st” hammer of the scots complex !