Something Fishy About Surging Sturgeon


The Sturgeon caviar turns out to be more cod’s roe, or is it cods wallop, as Sturgeon is revealed to be a secret Tory….or so the Telegraph tells us…

Nicola Sturgeon secretly backs David Cameron

“she’d rather see David Cameron remain as PM (and didn’t see Ed Miliband as PM material)”

The BBC seems rather put out and counters with the denial…

Nicola Sturgeon denies ‘preferring Cameron’


Naughtie on the Today programme also gave the denial more prominence and thought it was all a bit of political skulduggery by someone…after all he sniffed, the civil service is supposed to be neutral.


Funny.  Very very funny.


Back to the Today programme and we had the BBC’s Zoe Conway (08:20) giving us a run down of what ‘The People’ think and who they might voter for….first three told us they wouldn’t be voting UKIP or for those ‘extreme’ or polarising parties, the next was a nurse….Conway asked if she would be voting Labour as they have been making a good play  on the NHS, then we had a Conservative voter…who wouldn’t be voting Tory as he didn’t want a referendum on Europe..and he definitely wouldn’t be voting UKIP…and that was it.  A pretty broad and balanced segment of the populace….presumably she just went to the next door office at the BBC studio and asked her colleagues for their thoughts.

So four who wouldn’t vote UKIP, one of them anti the Europe referendum, a nurse who was probably Labour ….the BBC, you gotta love the bias.



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14 Responses to Something Fishy About Surging Sturgeon

  1. Albaman says:

    “A spokesman for the French ambassador said the First Minister did not express a preference between labour and the Tories, nor between Mr Miliband or Mr Cameron.

    Cyril Blondel, spokesman for Ms Bermann, denied that the First Minister had expressed a preference between Labour or the Conservatives.

    “While the ambassador and the First Minister, some time ago, discussed the political situation, Ms Sturgeon did not touch on her personal political preferences with regards the future Prime Minister,” he said.”

    “A senior French official says claims that SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would rather see David Cameron than Ed Miliband as PM after the election are incorrect.”
    The memo was written by a British civil servant after a conversation with France’s consul general in Edinburgh, Pierre-Alain Coffinier, who was present.
    But speaking to Sky News on Saturday, Mr Coffinier said that no preference for Prime Minister was discussed at the meeting in February.
    “At no stage did anyone comment on their preference regarding the elections,” he said.”


    • Alan says:

      The French deny dropping Sturgeon in the deep fried mars bars…..I believe…no really.


    • johnnythefish says:

      ‘It is a common diplomatic courtesy if an ambassador to the UK visits one of the three devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland for the British Government to be given an official readout of the conversation although the SNP leader, who has only been in position since the autumn, may have been unaware of this formality. ‘

      Caught with her troosers round her ankles, in other words.


  2. Alex says:

    Isn’t it funny how Sky News have this as their main headline story but not a peep on BBC News 24 headlines just now? Damage limitation in operation to protect their two preferred candidates for a shared government possibly?

    Anyone with a brain knows that the YEStapo would want a Tory government in power as it would be fertile ground for stirring up anti-English hatred north of the border (not that it would take a whole lot as the Scottish Nazi Party are quite able on that foul score). I find it amusing that the nationalists are high on their own euphoria at present… they somehow think they are the power makers; all this will soon backfire, like their referendum vote.


  3. johnnythefish says:

    ‘Naughtie on the Today programme also gave the denial more prominence and thought it was all a bit of political skulduggery by someone…after all he sniffed, the civil service is supposed to be neutral.’

    Remember ‘A good day to bury bad news’? The BBC made SO much of that one, didn’t they?


  4. flexdream says:

    It seems an unlikely admission to make to the French ambassador, even if it is likely what she thinks.
    Still, the world’s wealthiest news organisation can be trusted to get to the bottom of it.


  5. Guest Who says:

    ‘…after all he sniffed, the civil service is supposed to be neutral…

    All that is needed is a senior spokesperson to be quoted as saying they all leave their politics at the door and studied impartiality is in their DNA.

    Then Jim can raise doubts at his peril.


  6. nofanofpoliticians says:

    Very hard to say who said what, although I rather suspect she could have intimated something of the kind… the french gentlemen seemed very unconvincing in the interview I saw on SkyNews earlier.

    It seems clear though that the Tories want an SNP win if at all possible. This link is one of several recent articles on this theme.


  7. Pounce says:

    I have to laugh the bBC which allows the SNP to play the victim card with this:
    When the SNP are guilty of much worse:
    And this


  8. JimS says:

    When the civil service ‘leaked’ the benefit cut options the other week the BBC were quite prepared to take the ‘worst case’ options as fact and push the story as such. (it is, of course, standard practice for any position paper to cover the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ options, indeed the cunning civil servant will be sure to include some really ‘bad’ ones so as to steer the minister in the ‘right’ direction!).

    When the civil service ‘leaks’ the wrong story all of a sudden the BBC has no longer ‘learned’ and a counter story is rapidly made up.

    Sturgeon is on a roll at the moment as all the ‘bad’ can be blamed on Westminster and all the ‘good’ claimed for SNP. Her worst case scenario is propping up Miliband, for then the ‘Clegg Effect’ will kick in. It is easy to be a critic in opposition, not so easy when you have a finger or two on the levers of power.


  9. Demon says:

    This of course shows why we should have had an English Parliament at exactly the same time as the Scottish one. What this vile creature has shown is that uneven devolution was wrong in principle and very wrong in outcome. We must either get an English Parliament or complete English independence from Scotland.


  10. dave s says:

    The SNP is just another far left party with nationalist underpinning..
    Now we have seen these ouitfits before. Venuzuela comes to mind. Amongst other countries.
    I have not heard anyone from the SNP or Scottish Labour for that matter who has the slightest notion of how wealth is created. Oh they know how to spend and indulge in what they call “investment” ie state spending but as for wealth creation not a clue. Let the SNP take over in Scotland and maybe influence England. After a while it will end in real tears. Nicola Sturgeon is no different to any far lefty . No idea of how to create anything except a failing socialist model a al Karl Marx Stadt circa 1955.
    Scotland does have a problem. Still blaming England for the industrial failures of the past 50 years. That was poor management and union bloody minds did that. So all that remains is a hankering for red Clydeside and resentment over England’s success.
    No wonder the BBC loves her. No idea either about wealth and how to create it.


    • Pounce says:

      That was poor management and union bloody minds did that. So all that remains is a hankering for red Clydeside and resentment over England’s success.

      Its funny you should say that. When the British army was drawing down from Germany during the 90s, troops were earmarked to relocate to Scotland. However they objected demanding that only Scottish regiments be sent up north. So that is what happened. Problem is the vast majority of Scottish regiments were Infantry and when Options for change and SDR came about which branch of the army took the biggest cuts.. the poor bloody infantry. At a stroke the Military footprint in Scotland was decimated , along with all the jobs that came with them.