SNP MP Dismisses Sturgeon Replacement Speculation

SNP MP John Nicholson batted away claims that his party colleagues are considering replacing Nicola Sturgeon on Politics Live this morning:

“I’ve heard absolutely nothing[…] I think she’s an enormous asset. She’s head and shoulders above our competition, and people like her in Scotland […] It’s not true, I have not had a single conversation with any other MP about a successor.”

Sturgeon herself has insisted she intends to serve a full five-year term, and has no plans to step down. At any rate, it’d be rude to claim otherwise amid Labour’s reshuffle. Save it for later, John…

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John Nicolson’s Obsessive Nadine Twitter Splurge

Yesterday Nadine Dorries made a highly-entertaining DCMS select committee performance. During the hearing Dorries took no prisoners, blasting her ‘left-wing’ critics and attacking the BBC. The SNP’s John Nicolson spent a large portion of his allotted time blasting Nadine over the content of her past tweets, and attacking her for using the phrase “leftie snowflake”. Ironic, then, that just 24 hours after the tense exchange, Guido calculates Nicolson has tweeted, liked or retweeted 168 different posts relating to Nadine Dorries. She’s clearly living in his head rent free… 

Some of the tweets liked by Nicolson are arguably themselves verging on the exact abuse Nicolson lambasted Dorries for, including retweeting one post calling her “grotesque” and “thick as two short planks”. Other likes included tweets calling her “disgusting” and a “mendacious, vacuous Tory goon”. Meanwhile he had the gall to claim “Dorries’s record of online abuse is appalling”…

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SNP MP’s Gay Commonwealth Games Gag

Some lighthearted patter from yesterday’s DCMS committee has been flagged to Guido, when SNP MP John Nicolson cross-examined Commonwealth Chief Creative Officer Martin Green:

Nicolson: Some of the Commonwealth countries, Martin, are the most homophobic countries in the world. Will there be a challenge at the Commonwealth Games over some of these policies? Will lesbian and gay people be able to express their views about some of the appalling homophobia that folk are subjected to in Commonwealth countries?

Green: Yes, they are some of the most homophobic countries in the world. Fortunately, this project is being led by one of the gayest men in the world.

Nicolson:Who is that?

Green: It is me.

As Nicolson pointed out, it brings a new meaning to “The Queen’s Relay”…

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John Nicholson’s Carpetbagging Tour

The SNP’s John Nicholson got into hot water this morning when Guido revealed he named the wrong constituency in local hustings last night. From 2015 to 2017 he represented East Dunbartonshire, he’s done a chicken run across to the more marginal seat of Ochil and South Perthshire. Although it might not be so winnable for him now after getting its name wrong…

Guido can now reveal the carpetbagging journey the London-based former MP has taken across Scottish seats from coast to coast. Despite Nicholson having scrubbed direct mention of these seats from his social media, the internet never forgets. Guido has found that Nicholson has attempted to represent six different seats in the last four years…

  • West Dunbartonshire
  • Linlithgow & East Falkirk
  • Midlothian
  • North Ayrshire and Arran
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • Ochil and South Perthshire

If he loses Ochil, where will he try for next..?

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John Nicolson Forgets Which Seat he Carpetbagged to in Local Hustings

After losing to Jo Swinson in 2017 in East Dunbartonshire, so confident was SNP candidate John Nicolson in his party’s popularity that he hopped to a seat with a smaller majority – Ochil and South Perthshire. Alas at last night’s hustings he awkwardly seemingly forgot this fact. Trouble with living in London and carpetbagging around Scottish seats is it’s all too easy to get them muddled up…

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Who Is On Question Time Tonight?

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Tonight’s episode will be from Stratford-upon-Avon. Finally, with June Sarpong the BBC have given us a real political heavyweight…

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