I didn’t believe a word of it.
Like a stilted actress from the low-rent BBC Scotland soap opera River City, Nicola Sturgeon shakily tried to convince us that she was really quitting as First Minister to spend more time with her teenage nieces and nephews, and to allow a new generation of SNP zealots to pursue her deranged separatism fantasy, having insisted she was going nowhere just last month.
She failed spectacularly.
At this morning’s hastily arranged press conference, the woman who once believed she would end up the new Queen of Scots wasn’t even able to produce any actual tears on cue like her fellow Covid extremist Jacinda Ardern, the ex-New Zealand Prime Minister, who also jumped before she was pushed by the public last month.
Scheming Sturgeon and Authoritarian Ardern became international MSM pin-ups for the totalitarian lockdowns and daily TV press conferences of the Covid era, where they salivated in terrifying the public while causing ruinous damage to the economy.
But it was an extreme woke agenda that ended up finishing the political careers of both leaders.
Like a stilted actress from the low-rent BBC Scotland soap opera River City, Nicola Sturgeon shakily tried to convince us that she was really quitting as First Minister to spend more time with her teenage nieces and nephews, writes DAN WOOTTON
They totally misunderstood that the Twitter bubble, globalist establishment and metropolitan media elite have no idea of the priorities of the people.
I knew the game was up for Sturgeon when she referred to Adam Graham – a brutal double rapist – as ‘her’ at a car crash press conference last week.
For months, Sturgeon had tried to persuade the public that the insanity of her sick Gender Recognition Reform Bill would not harm the rights of biological women.
That’s even though Sturgeon personally voted against an amendment to the bill that meant accused child sex abusers and rapists would be able to change their gender AFTER committing an alleged crime, prompting fears this could force their victims to use their new pronouns in court.
Scots were rightly always opposed to this sort of self-ID madness, which they knew challenged basic biology, decency, and the principles of safeguarding biological women.
But Sturgeon didn’t care.
She pressed ahead, despite mass public opposition, deciding to use poor trans folk in Scotland as a political football to pursue a culture war and distract from her total failure to secure her unlawful second referendum on separatism, after a humiliating rejection by the Supreme Court.
And maybe she would have got away with it unless the case of Adam Graham had burst into the public consciousness.
Isla Bryson, 31, formerly known as Adam Graham, outside the High Court in Glasgow
This barbaric bloke brutally raped two women, but then used Sturgeon’s maddening ideology to convince Scottish authorities to send him to a women’s only prison by dressing up in garish pink leggings, popping on a blonde wig and deciding to call himself Isla Bryson.
Graham’s estranged wife blew the whistle on the whole charade, telling the MailOnline: ‘His gender transition is a sham for attention and an easier life in prison.’ And then one of his victims spoke out anonymously via her mother to insist it was ‘impossible’ to believe the man who raped her was now a woman.
Only then did Sturgeon realise a humiliating backtrack was necessary, insisting that all rapists, even trans women, would be housed in men’s prisons.
Such a common-sense policy position totally tripped Sturgeon up, however, because it meant she was now a TERF, one of the so-called Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists who the SNP mob had been deriding as transphobic and bigots for the past few years.
As she stumbled through a succession of embarrassing TV interviews and press conferences, where she refused to say if Graham was a woman while referring to the rapist as her, it was left to Sturgeon’s highest profile critics JK Rowling and Alex Salmond to issue her political death warrant.
Rowling tweeted: ‘Nicola Sturgeon’s made it very clear that every woman’s group and safeguarding expert raising concerns about her supposedly progressive agenda is a bigot. What can possibly have changed? Surely not her cast iron principles?’
Ms Sturgeon leaves with the idea that Scottish separatism will happen in the near future as nothing more than a mirage
Salmond, Sturgeon’s political mentor turned arch nemesis, said: ‘She’s been reduced to stumbling incoherence…when you get to the stage where people are starting to laugh at you then that is the stage at which you should realise you’re trying to defend the indefensible.’
As Sturgeon attempted to rewrite history today, she insisted she hadn’t made the decision because of ‘short-term pressures’ and added: ‘I will always be a feminist, I will fight for women’s rights and stand up against threats to women’s rights.’
Sadly, no one other than the most rabid supporter is going to believe that; Sturgeon has set back the rights of biological women to enjoy safe spaces by a generation and caused huge distress to genuine trans people in the process.
The good news is that I believe Sturgeon’s resignation is a momentous day for the Union.
She leaves with the idea that Scottish separatism will happen in the near future as nothing more than a mirage.
There is no legal, political or moral path to deliver such a seismic decision, so soon after the 2014 referendum, which Sturgeon and the SNP insisted at the time was a once-in-a-generation opportunity.
Wootton calls Sturgeon’s resignation ‘a momentous day for the Union’
I don’t believe Sturgeon ever thought she would be able to deliver a second separatism vote.
What she wanted to do was establish a reputation as a hard left woke politician, for whom job opportunities would open up at the UN, WHO, WEF or one of those other globalist organisations.
She put her apparent cult of personality, which turned out to have a very light supporter base, before the cause she claims was her life’s work.
Perhaps most infuriating today was Sturgeon – one of the more hate-filled politicians in modern history – calling for less divisive politics.
Is that the same Sturgeon who proudly announced to the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg a matter of months ago, ‘I detest the Tories’?
The same Nicola Sturgeon who shamefully blamed English people travelling to Scotland as the reason she had failed to achieve her ludicrous aim of Zero Covid?
Thank goodness Scots could see through the media sycophancy surrounding Sturgeon.
By the way, if you doubt the bias of the British broadcast media, compare the herograms issued for Sturgeon by the likes of ITV News’ Robert Peston and Sly News’ Beth Rigby today with the scorn they poured on Boris Johnson and Liz Truss on the day they resigned.
But it doesn’t matter.
The people knew the time was up for Scheming Sturgeon and her snivelling resignation is proof that embracing an extreme woke agenda then calling a male rapist ‘her’ is a ticket to political oblivion.
What’s best is that she leaves the futile and divisive cause of Scottish separatism in tatters.
What a legacy.