Category Archives: Scottish Conservatives

SNP’s criticism of Darling’s visit to Tory conference is worrying

So, the Scottish Tories are meeting in Stirling this weekend for two days of torrid whispering in corners about Ruth Davidson’s leadership and not discussing more powers for the Scottish Parliament. The event will also feature a Better Together reception as … Continue reading

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I can see why Tory split idea makes sense to Murdo Fraser, even if it is daft for the rest of us

Well, Murdo Fraser has had more publicity than he’s ever had in his life over the past 3 days with his controversial plan to kill off the Tory Party in Scotland, and create another party whose MPs would vote with … Continue reading

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>The Tories’ inconsistent approach to universal benefits #sp11

>Just a quick comment on the Tory manifesto, launched this morning before I head off to Dunfermline for a hot date with some envelopes. I lead such a glamorous life……… There is a huge inconsistency between their policy to reintroduce … Continue reading

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>The fastest two hours of my life.

>I went on the radio this morning as a guest on Callum Leslie’s Soap Box on Edinburgh Student Radio Station It’s not the first time I’ve been on the radio talking about politics as I’ve phoned through to Iain Dale’s … Continue reading

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>Will David Cameron make it to Scottish Tory Conference?

>So, David Cameron is supposed to be coming up north to address the Scottish Tory Conference in Perth – presumably in the same place that Nick Clegg addressed the Scottish Liberal Democrats a fortnight ago. I wonder if he’ll still … Continue reading

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>Why are the Conservatives still putting up Bill Aitken for hustings debates?

>It’s three weeks since Bill Aitken chose to resign as Convener of Holyrood’s Justice Committee in the face of public pressure after making highly inappropriate comments about a series of gang rapes in Glasgow in which he asked if the … Continue reading

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>Bill Aitken resigns as Holyrood Justice Convener

>Bill Aitken has tonight decided to step down as Holyrood’s Justice Convener over comments he made to the Sunday Herald about a series of rapes in Glasgow. I’ve written at length on this in recent days so I won’t go … Continue reading

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>The pressure mounts on Bill Aitken

>This time last week I was a bit worried that I seemed to be the only voice in the Scottish blogosphere writing about Bill Aitken’s appalling comments about a series of horrific rapes in Glasgow. Thankfully that’s not the case as … Continue reading

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>Scottish Tory Leader Annabel Goldie in "bullshitters" shock

>Twenty years or so ago, I may have been a little surprised to read in Kitty Kelley’s biography of Nancy Reagan that then White House Chief of Staff James Baker had apparently used some fairly serious swear words at the … Continue reading

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>Moore launches new Scotland Bill on St Andrew’s Day.

>Scottish Secretary Michael Moore has appropriately enough chosen St Andrew’s Day to launch the Government’s Bill which will implement the recommendations of the Report of the Calman Commission. To truly appreciate how big a Liberal Democrat win this is, you … Continue reading

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