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‘Gaun yersel’: Nicola Sturgeon hailed for no-nonsense response to right-wing ambush

NICOLA Sturgeon has won widespread praise for her response to far-right thugs who confronted her at a polling station.

The First Minister was unequivocal after being abused by extremist Jayda Fransen, who is running for election in her constituency.

The SNP leader told her: “You are a fascist. You are a racist. And the southside of Glasgow will reject you.”

The no-nonsense response has earned the FM plaudits from scores of social media users.

Guardian columnist and Labour activist Owen jones tweeted: “Massive kudos to @NicolaSturgeon for facing down these far right thugs.”

EastEnders actor Balvinder Sopal commented: “Could I love @NicolaSturgeon anymore”?

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The First Minister’s reaction was also hailed by figures in the media.

Journalist Rossalyn Warren wrote: “I enjoyed watching Nicola Sturgeon calmly tell a far-right activist who confronts her ‘you’re a racist and a fascist and Glasgow will reject you’ and then walk off.”

CNN anchor Hala Gorani also shared the message.

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Sturgeon won further praise from members of the public.

“Gaun yersel Nicola get them telt,” one person wrote.

Another commented: “Just a very, very good leader – Johnson would be in a fridge hiding.”

Valentina Servera Clavell, who lives in Scotland but is originally from Catalonia, wrote: “I’m a proud immigrant living in the Glasgow southside thank you @NicolaSturgeon for standing up to fascism.”



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