‘Terse, impatient, tetchy’: What Nicola Sturgeon’s body language spells for Boris' Brexit

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Nicola Sturgeon snubbed Boris Johnson in the pair’s first meeting since Mr Johnson became the Prime Minister of the UK.

The Scottish leader has made no secret of her misgivings when it comes to the British leader.

She blasted the PM yesterday, and said: “In reality he is really pursuing a no-deal Brexit because that is the logic of the hardline position that he has taken.

“I think that is extremely dangerous for Scotland, indeed for the whole of the UK.”

It has been hinted that if Mr Johnson pursues a no deal Brexit Scotland may opt for another referendum, and this time it would win independence.

The Prime Minister is also causing problems in Northern Ireland by sparking no deal fears. Mary Lou McDonald, Leader of Sinn Féin, said: “We have advised (Boris) that constitutional change is in the air. He can’t say that he hasn’t been told.”

With devolution on the minds of many, what did a body language expert make of Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson’s first public meeting?

Judi James told Express.co.uk: “In sharp contrast to the cordial greeting ritual when May first arrived after moving into No 10, Sturgeon’s reaction to Johnson looks terse, impatient and already rather tetchy.”

She made comparisons to Donald Trump with Mr Jonson’s handshake. The American president has been widely mocked for his characteristic handshakes.

She said: “Boris arrived high-hailing the crowd like a celebrity before sprinting up the steps to perform around eight juddering shakes on Sturgeon’s hand in a semi yanking style normally associated with Trump.

“As Sturgeon gesticulated for the normal static clasp for the cameras Boris mis-times, placing his hands behind his back as he attempts to introduce his team.

“Sturgeon’s lack of eye contact endorses the impatience of her flapping hand that seems to cut through the niceties to usher or shoo them all in through the door as quickly as possible, making it look as though she’s meeting him out of necessity rather than choice.”

Boris Johnson’s girlfriend Carrie Symonds has caused headlines, especially as the Prime Minister is still married to his second wife. 

Carrie is a political PR and she met her middle-aged boyfriend while working in government.

Carrie is only 31-years-old, 24 years younger than her boyfriend and his second wife.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan has slammed by other British leaders.

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised the Prime Minister for his “bull in a china shop” approach as she insisted the backstop is still “very much alive”. 

Speaking to RTE News, Ms McDonald said: “Boris Johnson doesn’t get to unilaterally call these matters – the backstop is very much alive.

“The backstop, he will recall, was democratically negotiated by the British Government. In fact, he voted for it at Westminster.

“For him to come in like a bull in a china shop and say it’s his way or no way is not acceptable.”

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