Boris 'not fit for high office' - Sturgeon

By James Matthews, Scotland correspondent
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has strongly criticised Boris Johnson saying he is "not fit for high office".
She was responding to remarks by the foreign secretary criticising Britain's Brexit strategy.Ms Sturgeon told Sky News: "I think it's further evidence that Boris Johnson's not fit to hold the high office that he does."It's not the first time he's made embarrassing, ill-judged comments... but it also shows, in my view, that Boris Johnson's not really interested in the best interests of the country, he's not interested in people's jobs and livelihoods."He's just interested in currying favour with the hardline Brexiteers in his own party."Ms Sturgeon was speaking at the start of the SNP's spring conference, which she has described as the "start of a new chapter in Scotland's road to independence".
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The party faithful are gathering in Aberdeen at a time when the independence movement is showing signs of division on the way forward.
It follows the publication of the Growth Commission, a report into the economics of Scottish independence and a foundation for a new breakaway campaign.The document has drawn criticism from members on the left of the Yes movement as a blueprint for austerity, an interpretation backed up in analysis by the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies.Nicola Sturgeon has dismissed the notion, however, saying: "I think the Growth Commission gives us a great platform for debate based on hope, not despair, about how we maximise the potential of the country.
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"It busts some opposition myths about how Scotland could never be independent because it would inherit a deficit."It shows how that deficit can be dealt with without austerity which, as SNP leader, is an important principle for me."
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