The National:

“THERE are three objectives at COP,” one MP told the Daily Mail a few weeks ago.

“Save the planet. Save the country. And stop Sturgeon from getting a photo with Biden.”

Conservative ministers were fearful over Scotland’s First Minister using the COP26 climate summit as a “platform for independence and the SNP”, according to reports.

The National can now report that the Conservative government has failed in at least one of its COP objectives then, as Nicola Sturgeon was photographed chatting and smiling with the US president on the very first night of the conference. Awks.

The National:

Biden and Sturgeon were talking at the reception for VVIPs at Kelvingrove in Glasgow. And not only that – Sturgeon received a gift from the president.

A tweet from the First Minister’s official Twitter account reads: “First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is delighted to have received, on behalf of the people of Scotland, a gift from President Biden.

“She was also pleased to welcome @POTUS to Glasgow, and looks forward to him returning to Scotland in future.”

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The post was accompanied by a photograph of the decorative bowl given to the First Minister, along with a card reading: “Presented to the Right Honourable Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, by Joseph R. Biden Jr, President of the United States of America on the occasion of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.”

Can you hear that sound? That’s Conservative ministers absolutely fuming away in the background …