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Facebook backlash as Scottish First Minister Sturgeon backs Clinton

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 4:35
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Scotland’s First
Minister and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Nicola
Sturgeon. © Russell Cheyne / Reuters
Nicola Sturgeon’s public endorsement of Hillary Clinton in the
US presidential election has caused a backlash on social media,
with critics arguing the Scottish first minister should keep quiet
on American electoral politics.

In a column for the Sunday Mail, the SNP leader wrote she
“fervently hopes” Clinton beats Republican rival Donald
Trump in Tuesday’s vote.

“Her election would be a result which was warmly welcomed
around the globe but would also mark the shattering of the glass
ceiling in terms of equality for women,”
Sturgeon wrote.

“She is not perfect – what politician, anywhere, is?”
she added.

However, when Sturgeon posted the #ImWithHer slogan on her
official Facebook page, users of the social media site were quick
to voice their disapproval, arguing the Scottish National Party
(SNP) leader did not speak for the people of Scotland.

“I really hope someone at the SNP media office is taking
note of these comments. Scotland does not support Hillary Clinton,
this post should be removed as it’s an insult to us all,”
one
Facebook user said.

“Truly shocked at the First Minister stating a personal
opinion. You do not speak for Scotland but for yourself. You are in
a position of power, First Minister, and you would do well to
remember that,”
another added.

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Meanwhile, Theresa May caught flak after a Downing Street
spokesperson said on Monday the prime minister wished both Trump
and Clinton luck in Tuesday’s election.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron said of the comments:
“Donald Trump is not just mad and bad but he’s also dangerous.
Why would you wish him luck?

“I have never seen anyone so unworthy of the office of the
presidency in history.”

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