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Nicola Sturgeon receives 50th birthday card branding Boris Johnson a ‘first class clown’

Nicola Sturgeon’s husband proudly shows off a birthday card branding Boris Johnson a ‘first class clown’ as Scotland’s First Minister turns 50

  • Peter Murrell posted a picture on social media showing her birthday cards
  • One showed a caricature of Mr Johnson getting stuck on a zipwire in 2012 
  • Also had the message message: ‘I’ve hired a first class clown for your birthday’ 

Nicola Sturgeon’s husband proudly showed off a birthday card branding Boris Johnson a ‘first class clown’ as Scotland’s First Minister turned 50.

Peter Murrell posted a picture on social media of the range of congratulatory messages received by his wife, the SNP leader, last night as she celebrated her half-century.


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But Twitter users attention went immediately to one card, which featured a caricature of the Prime Minister and the message: ‘I’ve hired a first class clown for your birthday.’

The image recreated the infamous moment in 2012 when Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, became trapped on a zipwire while waving Union Jacks. 

The card is made by online retailer The Grey Earl, which is based in Scotland, and costs £2.75 in its Etsy shop.

Mr Johnson and Ms Sturgeon have been at loggerheads for the entirety of his first year in office, over issues that have included Brexit, Scottish independence and latterly coronavirus. 

The card was picked up by Twitter users

Peter Murrell posted a picture on social media (left) of the range of congratulatory messages received by his wife. Twitter users’ attention went immediately to one card, which featured a caricature of the Prime Minister and the message: ‘I’ve hired a first class clown for your birthday’ (right)

The image recreated the infamous moment in 2012 when Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, became trapped on a zipwire while waving Union Jacks

The image recreated the infamous moment in 2012 when Mr Johnson, then the mayor of London, became trapped on a zipwire while waving Union Jacks

Scotland has been far more cautious under her leadership about coming out of lockdown, compared to England under Mr Johnson. 

Measures to tackle coronavirus are almost entirely devolved to national administrations in the four home nations.

Ms Sturgeon last night said she was ‘overwhelmed’ at the cards, flowers and well-wishes she received.

The First Minister is celebrating in Scotland, after plans to go on holiday for the occasion were curtailed by coronavirus.

In a post on Twitter, which ended with a love heart emoji, Ms Sturgeon wrote: ‘To say I’m overwhelmed by all the cards, flowers and good wishes I have received from across the country for my (ahem) 50th birthday, would be an understatement…so I just wanted to pop on here briefly (before hopefully staying away for the rest of the day!) to say thank you.’

Mr Johnson (pictured today) and Ms Sturgeon have been at loggerheads for the entirety of his first year in office, over issues that have included Brexit, Scottish independence and latterly coronavirus

Mr Johnson (pictured today) and Ms Sturgeon have been at loggerheads for the entirety of his first year in office, over issues that have included Brexit, Scottish independence and latterly coronavirus

The First Minister is celebrating in Scotland with her husband (pictured together), after plans to go on holiday for the occasion were curtailed by coronavirus

The First Minister is celebrating in Scotland with her husband (pictured together), after plans to go on holiday for the occasion were curtailed by coronavirus

Speaking to the Scotsman in an interview to mark her birthday, she said: ‘I am a bit perplexed as to how, suddenly, I’m 50.

‘I think with politicians there must be something about living in four or five-year election cycles – suddenly four of them have gone past and that’s 20 years of your life.’

Ms Sturgeon also revealed to the Scotsman the one request she has made to her husband – a walk on the South Ayrshire coast in her father’s hometown

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