‘I’m going nowhere, Boris’: Nicola Sturgeon says she plans to be Scotland’s First Minister until 2026 – 支出 12 権力の年 – and goads opponents who ‘can’t beat me or remove me from office’
ニコラ・スタージョン vowed to serve a full term as First Minister tonight as she warned her political opponents she would not step down early.
ザ・ SNP leader vowed to lead the country until 2026 – 少なくとも – with a blast at her critics after recent speculation that she could quit early.
If she remains in post for the next five years she will have spent 12 権力の年, longer than Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair spent as UK Prime Minister.
She has proved to be a constant irritant to current PM ボリス・ジョンソン, who is trying to fend off her drive for a new independence referendum in Scotland.
In an interview with the BBC tonight she said: ‘It is almost as if my opponents have concluded they can’t beat me or remove me from office themselves, so they’re kind of crossing their fingers and hoping that I’ll remove myself from office.
‘But they are going to be really disappointed because I’m going to be around a lot longer.
The SNP leader vowed to lead the country until 2026 – 少なくとも – with a blast at her critics after recent speculation that she could quit early.
She has proved to be a constant irritant to current PM Boris Johnson, who is trying to fend off her drive for a new independence referendum in Scotland.
‘I was elected seven months ago, having asked people in Scotland to put their trust in me for a five year term as first minister.
‘They gave me that trust and they re-elected me. We face serious times as a country and I intend to fulfil that mandate.’
In May’s election, Ms Sturgeon’s SNP remained far and away the largest in Holyrood, but fell agonisingly short of an overall majority by a single seat, in a blow to her separatist ambitions.
Ms Sturgeon was hoping to hit or pass the required 65-seat mark to give her a stronger mandate to hold a repeat of the 2014 vote against the wishes of Boris Johnson’s Westminster Government.
She was more circumspect in her sit down with the broadcaster about what she might do after 2026. The 51-year-old said she wanted to be ‘relatively young when I get to the point of contemplating other things’.
In an October interview with Vogue she revealed that she and her husband might foster children in the future when she leaves politics.
She and Peter Murrell, the SNP’s chief executive, 56, do not have any children. They spend time at her official Bute House residence but mostly live at their private home in Glasgow, where they tied the knot in 2010 after dating for seven years.
9月中 2016, Ms Sturgeon revealed she once suffered a miscarriage in 2011 and spoke publicly about the anguish of losing a baby aged 40.