Nicola Sturgeon: Do you think the First Minister is in need of a holiday?

The First Minister said at her daily press conference that she was “finding it much harder to cope with Covid”.

Saturday, 10th October 2020, 1:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th October 2020, 5:03 pm

Ms Sturgeon holds a briefing from St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh every week day at to update Scotland on the latest coronavirus statistics.

At these briefings she also faces questions from the press.

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We asked you, our readers, whether you thought the First Minister should take a break from the briefings, and you did not disappoint.

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Christina McManus said: “She definitely deserves a good holiday. She has done great at keeping us safe. Well done, First Minister.”

David Oliver agreed saying: “I’m no fan of hers but she needs a break if only for her own health .....no one should have to shoulder this pandemic on their own.”

Bryan Kerr recommended she pull out all the stops, adding: “What she and her family must need is a week in a cottage up north with good food and a big box of nice wine. Well done Nicola and all the team!”

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Not everyone thought that she should take some time off, believing that the updates were just too important, with Helen McKerracher saying: “Definitely not. She’s doing a great job keeping Scotland well informed.”

Sharon Boles added: “No she shouldn't stop updating us all but I don't think she needs to be on TV every day.”

Amanda Grant said: “I think we should have more info from the Westminster Government” with Lynne Holman saying: “No, she’s doing fine although I think the first lockdown should have lasted slightly longer than it did so this wouldn’t escalate just after getting back to some normality.”

Blake Welsh wondered: “She has an entire government by her side yet she has to be at the forefront each day.

"Never understood it - perhaps she doesn’t trust her own cabinet to take centre stage.”

Many say that they are not a fan of the daily briefings in the first place with Tony Keenan asking: “What's the point in daily briefings if the information is the same as the day before?”

Avril Campbell added: “They only time she will ever get a YES from me.”

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