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Nicola Sturgeon: 'There's no easy way out of Brexit'

Scotland's First Minister tells Hugh O'Connell about the post-Brexit challenges ahead

27th November, 2016

Two years ago, Nicola Sturgeon, a 46-year-old daughter of an electrician, succeeded Alex Salmond as First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), becoming one of the most prominent female politicians in western Europe in the process. It was November 2014 and the world was a very different place. Scotland had just voted narrowly to remain part of Britain after a protracted and, at times, bitterly divisive referendum campaign. The Conservative...

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