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Nicola Sturgeon

One of Ed Milibands shadow ministers has said he would never vote for the renewal of Trident.
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English businesses would face massive transaction costs if Scotland, their second biggest export market, used a different currency.
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I am a believer in people succeeding on merit.
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It still annoys me when I read really derogatory things about how a woman looks because you would usually not read these things about a man, and that still has the potential to put women off public life.
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Any politician or campaigner trying to pull the wool over the eyes of the public wont get very far.
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An independent Scotland could afford pensions full stop - after all, it is our taxes and national insurance contributions that fund them now.
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Poverty is on the increase - due to welfare cuts - and demand for food banks has rocketed.
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The importance of education is ingrained in Scottish history.
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Sporting success doesnt happen by accident. It takes hard work and determination on the part of the individual athletes. And it also takes investment in facilities and training support.
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A good education is the most important gift we can give our young people.
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I and Alex Salmond are not in competition - we are on the same side; we are on the same team, working together.
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If Scotland was independent, wed be the 14th richest country in the developed world.
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The decision on whether there is another referendum is down to the Scottish people.
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Equality and prosperity shouldnt be seen as enemies of each other, but as partners. One reinforces the other.
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Men - the colour of their tie is the most difficult decision they have to make every day.
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The fact is that co-operation between independent countries - to our mutual advantage - is the way of the modern world.
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A minority government cant govern without support from other parties.
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As a veteran of many campaigns, I know how important it is not let up in the last few days.
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Do I look like one of the most dangerous women in Britain? Come on!
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For parents - women in particular - good quality, affordable childcare is vital.
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Governments in countries across the world have a duty to do everything possible to keep the public safe from terrorist attacks.
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Voting Labour in the past hasnt protected Scotland against Tory governments.
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Trespass, the outdoor clothing company based in the South Side, is run by two of the nicest guys and proudest Glaswegians you could meet, Afzal and Akmal Khushi.
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True gender equality in Scotland - and elsewhere - is still some way off.
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Too often in the past, Scotland has been sidelined and ignored in the Westminster corridors of power, but that doesnt have to be the case anymore.
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There are lots of jobs and investment in Scotland dependent on our membership of the E.U. single market.
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When I was growing up, I was lucky to benefit from a first class education.
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What a war in Iraq will not do is bring about peace in the Middle East or end the injustices that feed resentment and breed terrorists.
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There can be no greater privilege in life than to be chosen to lead your country.
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There is nothing in your background that inherently holds you back or means you cant achieve what others can achieve. You are the master of your own fate, and if you work hard, you can do what you want.
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We already know that social security is more affordable in Scotland than it is in the rest of the U.K. - spending on social protection takes up a smaller share of our economic output and our tax revenues than is the case in the U.K. as a whole.
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Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, it is possible for other parties to change the direction of a government without bringing a government down.
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The fact that healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine mean that we are living longer is actually something to be celebrated.
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The debate around the ageing population should, in my view, focus much more on how we grow the active, working population.
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U.K. welfare cuts are pushing more children into poverty; that is beyond dispute.
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T he fact almost 40,000 Scots waited more than six months for treatment is an absolute disgrace, and these figures clearly expose Andy Kerrs claim that no patient waits more than six months for treatment as nothing more than a cruel deception.
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The fact is Scottish Labour has lost its way.
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To every woman out there who thinks that they might like to get involved in politics or stand for parliament, I say go for it. If I can do it, so can you.
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For me, personally, it has been humbling since I became First Minister to speak to women and girls and have them tell me how much it means to them to have a woman in the top job in politics in Scotland.
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Haggis is delicious. It is wonderful. Its spicy, its tasty, and you get vegetarian haggis as well.
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I dont cook very often. Actually, Id go further: I cant cook.
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I am privileged to count many Muslims among my friends - some are amongst my closest friends.
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I am a social democrat - I believe in pursuing greater equality and tackling social justice - but... you cant do that unless you have got a strong economy, unless you have got a vibrant business base earning the wealth that makes that possible.
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I bow to no one in my ambition to see Glasgow be as successful as it possibly can be.
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I believe we should support people to live, and I am therefore in favour of good quality palliative care.
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For the Scottish government, the practice of having meetings in different parts of the country is well established, but for the U.K. government, it is a much rarer event.
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If there are healthy - and growing - numbers of people working and paying taxes, we are better able to pay the costs of people living longer.
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Im a politician, and as you know, politicians are rarely very funny.
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Im not going to do anything that heralds in a Tory government.
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I hope it doesnt cause any added distress to Robin Cooks family.
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In particular, I want to set a challenge to public bodies and private companies to improve gender balance on their own boards.
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Instead of an end to austerity, Labour has made clear that it wants to impose more austerity cuts.
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It is hard to overstate the economic importance of the U.S.A. to Scotland, and that makes it essential that we engage with companies and potential investors and get the message across that we are open for business.
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It is one of the little known facts about modern Scottish politics that it is not quite as cut-throat as people think it is.
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I think you should always aim for more.
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I thought if people were going to talk about what I wear, wouldnt it be good if they were talking about who designed it, who made it and if thats a Scottish company, so teaming up with Totty Rocks has been fantastic.
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Labour long ago realised it could no longer automatically assume that it would win elections in Glasgow and other places where it has taken peoples votes for granted for decades - as we have seen across Scotland at local council and Holyrood elections.
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London has a centrifugal pull on talent, investment and business from the rest of Europe and the world. That brings benefits to the broader U.K. economy.
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Many hard working people in low paid jobs get housing benefit.
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Let us put the normal divisions of politics aside. Let us come together as one country; let us seize this historic moment to shift the balance of power from the corridors of Westminster to the streets and communities of Scotland.
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My early years as a political activist were dominated by the poll tax.
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Most people would agree that the E.U. is too bureaucratic, not transparent or democratic enough and that it often interferes too much in matters that are best left to national governments.
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I was very proud, on just my second day in office, to appoint a gender-balanced cabinet - one of only three in the developed world.
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My message is a simple one - the E.U. is not perfect, but Scotlands interests are best served by being a member.
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Political parties have to convince people that there is a real reason to vote and that will re-engage them in politics.
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Scotch beef, salmon and shellfish are recognised the world over for their excellence and Scottish provenance. People recognise the Scottish brand. They associate the country with quality food and drink, and clearly other Scottish sectors, such as dairy, can benefit from that, too.
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Scotland has a great deal to offer the world in terms of our approach to key economic and social issues.
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Scotland has been re-energized, and people all over the country have become involved in - and informed about - politics and government in a way that I have never known before. In short, we have put ourselves firmly in control of our country.
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Scotlands relationship with Malawi is perhaps unique - with almost every town or village in Scotland having some connection.
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Since I became First Minister, I have made clear my priority to alleviate poverty and tackle inequality in Scotland. Ensuring that everyone can do better in life will not only make Scotland fairer, but it will also make it a more prosperous place.
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One thing weve learned is that theres not anything that Nigel Farage wont blame on foreigners.
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Of course, aid is only one small part of international development. Some of the greatest benefits to the worlds poorest can be achieved through policy changes by developed countries.
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One of the attributes Glasgow is best known for all over the world is the friendliness of her people.
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People in Scotland dont take too kindly to being lectured by a Tory Chancellor.
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Parties that win elections should form the government, not parties that lose elections.
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Personally, I can think of no greater privilege than to lead the party I joined when I was just 16.
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Thatcher was the motivation for my entire political career. I hated everything she stood for.
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Some of the brightest and best women in our society are stifled in their ambitions.
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Tax credits are designed to help people who work hard but who, through no fault of their own, dont earn enough to keep their families out of poverty.
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Taxing people for having a spare bedroom and forcing them into rent arrears or the possibility of losing homes they have lived in for years has always been a cruel and heartless measure, and so it is good that the Scottish Parliament has been able to step in.
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Not once in my life has the Tory Party come anywhere close to winning an election in Scotland, and yet, for more than half my life, we have had a Tory government. That is wrong and undemocratic.
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As a young woman in politics, with few women around, you start to subconsciously behave like men in politics. That comes across as quite hard, tough and humorless, but youre trying to be taken seriously.
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Ed Balls has made it crystal clear that, left to its own devices, a Labour government would simply carry on with the same budget policies as the Tories.
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Ive never had a voice coach, but I am about to name drop horrendously here: I did once get some advice on how to project my voice from Sean Connery, which was lovely. Its all about where you breathe. Thats my claim to fame.
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Isnt it the case, ... that there were deep divisions inside the executive over the issue and rather than tell the prime minister that, the first minister chose to abdicate responsibility and stay completely silent.
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The teachers who taught me at Dreghorn Primary and Greenwood Academy were fantastic.
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The U.K. government sets a cap on how much can be spent on discretionary housing payments.
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The U.K.s debt belongs legally to Westminster, so Scotland, by definition, cant default on it.
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The total impact of the Tory/Liberal tax, welfare and public spending changes has hit the poorest 10% in society disproportionately hard - and women have been affected even more badly than men.
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Theres nothing in my background that would have said I was destined to be a senior politician.
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The Scottish Government will continue to do all it can to get people into work.
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American companies based in Scotland employ large numbers of people - in fact, we are the best performing part of the U.K., outside London and the southeast of England when it comes to attracting foreign direct investment.
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I should say that being independent in the modern model means independent in a very interdependent world. An independent Scotland is not apart from the rest of the United Kingdom.
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We all need support and friendship, regardless of circumstances. But where do people turn when friends and family are simply no longer there, or cant help us through a difficult time, or need all our care and attention and cant give us any in return? Thank goodness for befriending projects, who help fill the empty spaces where care, support and a listening ear need to be.
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These are human beings with real lives and the uncertainty and the fear that any of them face right now could be ended at a stroke if we had all the candidates for prime minister simply say that the right to remain here is not in question and I call again upon Theresa May and on the current prime minster to do that. That would be the humane thing to do and I even at this stage hope that thats a direction they will take.
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Sturgeons Law: 90% of everything is crap.
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Scotlands voice has to be heard
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I think it is disgraceful. I think it is completely disgusting that youve got a candidate for prime minster who seems to think that human beings are bargaining chips.
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This is about sending a very strong message that Scotland does want to stay in the European Union and were an open country, a good place to live, work, study and to do business and its really important as we take forward what will be challenging work ahead of us, that we send those messages.
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It would be a very odd chancellor of any UK government that insisted on a course of action that cost their own businesses hundreds of millions of pounds, that blew a massive hole in their balance of payments and, because assets and liabilities go hand in hand, would potentially leave the rest of the UK shouldering the entirety of UK debt.
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