PUBLISHED: 13:16, Tue, Mar 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 13:31, Tue, Mar 3, 2020
A war of words has broken out a First Minister Nicola Sturgeon battles to unite her party at loggerheads over both the lack of real progress in the Scottish independence campaign and her failure on the domestic record. A recent SNP group meeting turned nasty when MPs dropped the C-word, with a source revealing “It was both shouty and sweary”.
Questions have also been raised over the future of Ms Sturgeon’s job as cracks begin to emerge in the party over the best route to take to achieve independence from the UK.
Critics warned Ms Sturgeon could “fall on her sword” as early as summer after the upcoming trial of Alex Salmond and growing criticism over her desperate bid for Scottish independence.
A source told how the Scottish leader had been close to quitting.
SNP infighting has erupted among the ranks (Image: GETTY )
They told the New Statesman: “She has been upset by these silly rumours about her personal life, and they have impacted on her wider family.
“It’s fair to say that for a while she was thinking about whether she could be bothered carrying on anymore.
“But she’s come through that now and wants to stick it out for the next five years.”
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