I wouldn't be surprised if she's suffered some extreme abuse, particularly recently. But also, it's much healthier to step aside willingly than be forced out. It'll be interesting to see who can fill her shoes.
Just watched the conference, From what I get from it, she's exhausted from being at the top for 16 years (8 as Deputy, 8 as FM) and she has mentioned, subtly, about the level of aggression in politics.
I think both of those would exhaust anyone.
Disappointed at how little triumphal honking and bleating there is from the usual righty-shitey Jackshagger suspects there is in this thread.
It's because we're better than that, just go's to show how popular the 'indyref' turned out to be.
You arrogant f*ck!
I'd probaby agree with that; even though I'm no fan of devolution. She believes in it for good reasons, that's her choice. And of course she has worked on many other worthy causes.She had (has) qualities missing in so many of our politicians, particularly the current Westminster government, such as integrity, compassion, intelligence, honesty, and justice.