Ni­cola Stur­geon

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Now that is Scot­tish hu­mour! Scot­tish Na­tional Party (SNP) leader Ni­cola Stur­geon poked fun at Theresa May. She turned up at the party con­fer­ence in Glas­gow armed with a pack of Strep­sils. The joke was a ref­er­ence to Theresa May’s in­fa­mous speech last month which turned into a night­mare as it was over­shad­owed by a per­sis­tent cough, amongst other mishaps. Dur­ing her speech, Ni­cola Stur­geon took aim at a num­ber of Con­ser­va­tive poli­cies, call­ing for an end to aus­ter­ity which she branded: “heart­less, shame­ful and self- de­feat­ing.”

to poke fun at to make fun of / to turn up to ap­pear / pack here, box / in­fa­mous well-known for the wrong rea­sons / to be over­shad­owed by to be marked by /

cough push­ing of air vi­o­lently and nois­ily through the throat, esp when you have a cold or sore throat / mishap in­ci­dent / to take, took, taken aim at here, to at­tack, crit­i­cise / to brand to call, qual­ify as / heart­less un­feel­ing, in­sen­si­tive / shame­ful dis­grace­ful, scan­dalous / self-de­feat­ing go­ing against its very own objectives.

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