Sky News Adam Boulton lashes out at Nicola Sturgeon for ‘pre-recorded speech’

Adam Boulton discusses Sturgeon’s campaign launch

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Sky News’ Adam Boulton lashed out at the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon this morning. He noted that the SNP leader released a pre-recorded speech thus scrutiny from journalists was not possible. He also highlighted former SNP leader Alex Salmond will be running with his own party.

A party, which some experts have agreed could cause disruption for Ms Sturgeon.

Mr Boulton said: “Nicola Sturgeon launched the SNP’s election campaign ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections.

“I should say, it was a pre-recorded speech without the opportunity for journalists to pose questions.”

In her speech, Ms Sturgeon spoke of the importance of unity during the coronavirus crisis.

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After playing the speech, Mr Boulton continued: “That pre-recorded launch of the SNP campaign follows last week’s news that Ms Sturgeon’s predecessor Alex Salmond has launched a new party.

“This party is also seeking Scottish independence, under the name of the Alba party.”

During her speech, Ms Sturgeon insisted she would not take things for granted and took aim at politicians who treat politics as a game.

She said: “I know I will never again take for granted being able to hug my mum and dad, or seeing my niece and nephews on their birthdays, or just the simple pleasure of catching up with a friend for a chat.

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“And in politics, things that once seemed desperately important feel so much less so now.

“I don’t have much time these days for the “who’s up/who’s down” approach to politics.

“And I definitely have much less patience for those who treat politics like a game – and for indulging anyone who puts self-interest ahead of the country’s best interests.

“If the last year has taught us anything it’s that politics is about improving people’s lives or it is about nothing at all.

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“And that takes purpose and hard work.

“The pandemic has also – for me – reinforced some fundamental principles of leadership.”

“Don’t pretend to be infallible.

“Learn from mistakes, don’t deny them.”

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