Vogue named Nicola Sturgeon one of the UK’s “most powerful women.”
Vogue magazine has named Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, as one of Britain’s 25 most powerful women.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winslet, and Vivienne Westwood joined the Scottish First Minister on the list of “women defining 2021 and beyond.”
In May’s Scottish parliament election, Ms. Sturgeon was re-elected, but the SNP fell one vote shy of an absolute majority.
The party is calling for a second referendum on Scotland’s exit from the United Kingdom.
“In May, the Scottish National Party, led by Nicola Sturgeon, earned a historic fourth straight term in the Scottish Parliament election, with the biggest vote share since devolution,” Vogue wrote for Ms. Sturgeon’s ranking.
“With one seat short of a majority, Sturgeon’s case for a second Scottish independence referendum is becoming increasingly difficult for Boris Johnson to dismiss.”
Only one other politician made the list: Joanne Anderson, the Labour mayor of Liverpool.
In May, she was elected with 59 percent of the vote in the second round of voting.
“As the first woman of color to be directly elected as Mayor of any UK city, Joanne Anderson’s appointment as Mayor of Liverpool earlier this year was not only a big success for Labour in a battered 2021, but also for the city,” she wrote in her Vogue entry.
“Anderson, who wants to make ending violence against women and girls a top priority in Liverpool, represents a new beginning for her hometown, which was historically one of Britain’s busiest slave ports.”
Boris Johnson is asking them to focus on Scotland’s recovery from the Covid pandemic, while the SNP is advocating for another independence referendum.
Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove told the Sunday Mail that a second referendum might be held if Scottish voters have “settled will.”
“The notion that the people of Scotland can raise that issue again in the right conditions is there,” he said.
“I just don’t think it’s appropriate to pose that question right now, and neither does the public.
“If there is a clear and unmistakable majority in favor of a referendum, one will be held.”
Mr. Gove made no mention of how the “settled will” should be decided.
In a setback for Ms. Sturgeon, a recent poll indicated that 39% of. “Brinkwire Summary News”.