Has Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish Nationalists and First Minister, overplayed her hand? As I have said in past columns I admire Sturgeon but I think she has rather been outmanoeuvred by Prime Minister Theresa May. The SNP are not only fighting a general election campaign they are also having to defend their calls for a new referendum on independence. The Conservatives did well in Scotland in the local elections which were won by the SNP but Sturgeon dismissed the Tory result. She claimed that voters had just ditched Labour and voted Conservative. Yes, she might be right but Sturgeon has long claimed that the "English Conservative government" had no real representation in Scotland.