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SNP fans furious as Lord Ashcroft trolls Nicola Sturgeon with brutal Andrew Neil clip

The former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party tweeted a clip of Andrew Neil tearing into Ms Sturgeon’s record as First Minister of Scotland. Lord Ashcroft captioned the tweet: “Ouchy Ouchy…”. However, Sturgeon fans leapt to the SNP leader’s defence.   

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In the clip Andrew Neil lands 10 unanswered blows to Nicola Sturgeon in a disastrous interview in the lead up to the 2019 general election. 

The BBC host confronted Sturgeon over her failings as First Minister and asked whether the NHS needed protection from her rather than Donald Trump following the plethora of problems the NHS has faced in Scotland under her leadership. 

Mr Neil said during the clip from the interview: “Only two of your eight waiting time targets are being hit, you’ve been in for a long while.

“You haven’t hit the A&E target since 2017.

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Andrew Neil grilled Nicola Sturgeon (Image: Getty)

Nicola Sturgeon has been Scotland’s First Minister for over five years (Image: BBC)

“The two-month cancer target you haven’t hit since 2013.

“Children are dying in a new Glasgow hospital because the water is contaminated, perhaps by pigeon droppings.

“A new multi-million pound Edinburgh hospital should of opened in 2012 is still unfit to open.

“You can’t even get the ventilation system to work.”

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He continued: “You’ve got the worse drug addiction problem in Europe but you cut drug treatment budgets by 15 million.

“You clung onto your last health minister, you’re under pressure now to sack the successor.

“You have called for legislation to protect the NHS from Donald Trump.

“Maybe the NHS needs legislation to protect it from Nicola Sturgeon.”

Ms Sturgeon replied: “Health services everywhere have challenges. We are not immune from that. But I believe that we are doing the things that are required to fix those challenges and to make sure that we have the health service that people expect. And patient satisfaction ratings for NHS Scotland remain extremely high.”

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Nicola Sturgeon is the leader of the SNP (Image: Channel 4)

However, Stugeon fans took to Twitter to defend the SNP’s leader, one user said: “Still the best rated and trusted politician in the UK- is one getting desperate me Lord???”

Another tweeted: “I’d put her in charge of the entire U.K. If I could. She’s been amazing with the pandemic.”

A third wrote: “At least she had the guts to turn up for the interview.”

A fourth tweeted: “Tories getting desperate now.”  

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