Facebook backlash as Scottish First Minister Sturgeon backs Clinton

Scotland's First Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola Sturgeon. © Russell Cheyne
Nicola Sturgeon’s public endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the US presidential election has caused a backlash on social media, with critics arguing the Scottish first minister should keep quiet on American electoral politics.

In a column for the Sunday Mail, the SNP leader wrote she “fervently hopes” Clinton beats Republican rival Donald Trump in Tuesday’s vote.

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Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) (L),  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R) © Reuters

“Her election would be a result which was warmly welcomed around the globe but would also mark the shattering of the glass ceiling in terms of equality for women,” Sturgeon wrote.

“She is not perfect – what politician, anywhere, is?” she added.

However, when Sturgeon posted the #ImWithHer slogan on her official Facebook page, users of the social media site were quick to voice their disapproval, arguing the Scottish National Party (SNP) leader did not speak for the people of Scotland.

“I really hope someone at the SNP media office is taking note of these comments. Scotland does not support Hillary Clinton, this post should be removed as it’s an insult to us all,” one Facebook user said.

“Truly shocked at the First Minister stating a personal opinion. You do not speak for Scotland but for yourself. You are in a position of power, First Minister, and you would do well to remember that,” another added.

Meanwhile, Theresa May caught flak after a Downing Street spokesperson said on Monday the prime minister wished both Trump and Clinton luck in Tuesday’s election.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said of the comments: “Donald Trump is not just mad and bad but he’s also dangerous. Why would you wish him luck?

“I have never seen anyone so unworthy of the office of the presidency in history.”





4 Responses to “Facebook backlash as Scottish First Minister Sturgeon backs Clinton”

  1. Gordon Logan says:

    The SNP is simply too lazy to do some geopolitical research. Like the Westminster morons, they prefer to take their views on international affairs from the Times and the Economist.

    • Toy SOULDIErs says:

      Hitlery has a lot of friends in Scotland, she is very chummy with Louise Richardson a former Head Master of St Andrews University (St Andrews itself being a top recruitment ground of the powers that be) and a terrorism expert (Comes in handy when you’re orchestrating a proxy war using terrorists) Scotland is a nest of nasty bastards Nicola Sturgeon being a prime example of a narcissistic sociopath out for self interested gains.

      • Gordon Logan says:

        The Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at St Andrew’s University is a nest of charlatans. They retail a ludicrous MLitt in Terrorism.

  2. bluefeather says:

    Too true, like many they just fall for propaganda and hype. Many vote without doing their due diligence and then complain afterwards. Solution- don’t vote – neither have any credibility, merit or integrity

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