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Nicola Sturgeon’s Five Biggest Failures

There are many more, but we’ve got to start somewhere

#1 ‘Judge me on Education’

The mother of all failures.  Screw up on education, and you break the economy, you break social cohesion, and you break law and order. This was the test Nicola proudly set herself on becoming First Minister. So let’s check her report card…

No other policy area has seen such deep rooted and systemic change at the hands of the SNP than the education system in Scotland, and they’ve made a pig’s ear of it.  After abolishing tuition fees, changing the curriculum, changing the exams, changing the measurements, by just about every metric you could muster, what was once the envy of the world is now a concealed, shameful little secret of failure and missed opportunity.

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) shows Scottish educational standards are as askew as the tower this acronym was inspired by. Down in maths, down in science, fewer young people from deprived backgrounds getting to university than England (where they increased tuition fees let alone abolished them), employers desperately trying to plug the skills gap left by the SNP’s reformed education system.

The nation which proudly shaped the modern world through innovation and enterprise would attract scorn from the likes of Adam Smith, Alexander Fleming and James Watt.

Nicola said herself “judge me by my record on education” but she is forever removing Scotland from the measurements to do so, removing themselves from two international comparison surveys, and scrapping a number of domestic measurements here at home.

Well Nicola, we’ve looked at the evidence – consider yourself judged.



Written by Andrew Morrison

Andrew is Director of an accountancy practice in the Southside of Glasgow, volunteers with groups aiding the life chances of young people and encouraging them into entrepreneurial lifestyles, and has previously stood as a candidate for the Scottish Conservatives, where he is on the progressive wing of the Party.

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Mark Devlin

We’ve had an amazing response to this article and are going to write a follow up. So let us know what you think Nicola’s biggest failures are. It takes only a few seconds to login. Looking forward to your comments…

Humphrey Simon Glen

Typical Nationalists – find someone to hate & blame for all ills – The English & anyone with s different opinion, same old NAZIs


Typical anti-nationalists – find someone to hate & blame for all ills – Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP & anyone with a different opinion

The state of her constituency should be included – I grew up in Govanhill, and it is painful to see the state of it now.

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