THE SNP leadership race is exposing “everybody’s badness”, Janey Godley has told the Sunday National.

The Scots comic was speaking to this paper between shows on her ongoing Not Dead Yet tour.

A Yes voter in 2014, Godley has faced abuse online for her political views, which she said only got worse when she engaged with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

“The amount of abuse that she gets, you see it online,” Godley says. “I know that minutes after she mentions me I’ve got to spend days blocking people, and she’s had eight years of it.”

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Asked about Sturgeon’s decision to quit, Godley is supportive. “Every woman knows when she’s done her job right and it’s time to go. They can say what they want about her, they never beat her at the ballot box once.

“She’s done her job, done all she can, and unlike the Tories she never got sacked. She chose to go.”

Asked if she’s been following the SNP leadership race and has chosen a horse to back, Godley said she had grown “very quickly bored of it”.

She went on: “I don’t like leadership races because to me it exposes everybody’s badness. They’re all arguing with each other. It feels like a popularity contest and I don’t like that. I don’t have any person that I would wish was in.

“We don’t sit in this house and think right, let’s campaign for the next leader. To be honest I’m just trying to get through chemotherapy and the tour.”

Godley is joined on her tour by her daughter Ashley Storrie, an award-winning comic, radio host, and writer.

On stage, Storrie tells how her mum threatened to turf her out of the house if she didn’t vote Yes in 2014. But Godley says that’s nothing more than a joke, and unlike her, Storrie is apolitical.

“Ashley … is of the generation that believes it doesn’t matter who you get, they’re going to be corrupt,” Godley says. “I think the internet has done that. My generation, we grew up believing that all men in suits and short hair who spoke politics were gentlemen and knew what they were doing. It wasn’t until the internet came I realised that they all talk rubbish.

“I believed that Harold Wilson and Edward Heath, that these English men in suits knew what they were doing. My generation were sold a lie, but their generation has got much better access to the actual words that come out of the actual people’s mouths. And actually, it’s a load of shite.

“Maybe they never knew. Maybe they always were just bams talking crap.”