‘Most dangerous woman in Britain’: Establishment press attack SNP’s Sturgeon

A Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon (Reuters / Russel Cheyne)

UK Right wing commentators and newspapers have taken to using dirty tactics to challenge the seemingly endless rise of Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon. The Scot has even been awarded Britain’s top anti-establishment accolade by the Daily Mail newspaper, who branded her “ the most dangerous woman in the country. ”

The title of “ most dangerous man in Britain ” was once given to the late left-wing stalwart Tony Benn, who died last year. Scottish First Minister Sturgeon slams ‘austerity economics’ Among her detractors is London Mayor Boris Johnson, who used his Telegraph column to call the SNP “ lefties on steroids,” and at one point went fully biblical, saying “You wouldn’t get Herod to run a baby farm, would you? ”

In his Daily Mail column, Pier Morgan described Sturgeon as a “ diminutive but sharp-witted woman [who] has rampaged through the UK election campaign like a mini-Godzilla, breathing fire and brimstone. ”