“In or out of the EU, our task remains the same: to be open, not closed, to the world around us. To always look outwards for opportunities, not inwards for cold comfort.”
I hope we will Remain. But either way, the national interest would be ill-served if we abrogate our responsibilities in order to continue private feuds.
When the SNP had a majority they could push through bad laws like this – but now, as a minority administration, they must learn to listen.
Our strategy was crucial to success. But last Thursday was just the beginning.
The SNP intends to drag Scotland through years of uncertainty. We are offering a positive alternative.
At tomorrow’s manifesto launch I will spell out in detail how we plan to ensure Scotland gets the better government we deserve.
We now have a Government which we know will make middle earners pay more – and which may make higher earners pay even more too.
The news shows how foolish Labour and the Lib Dems were to take the First Minister at her word.
Last week’s financial agreement shows Scottish politics now has precious little to do with Labour at all.
The Government should put the question to the House now, in the interests of national security.
May will see a generational change in our Holyrood group, and an influx of new MSPs with serious expertise.
The nationalists may pose as the opposition, but in reality they are the establishment. They must answer to their failings.
It isn’t mindless flattery to think we are blessed to have Cameron. But when he does step back, here’s what his successor should be like.
People are looking for a Scottish alternative – a Holyrood parliament with real powers, but one that is rooted within the United Kingdom.
Sturgeon and Swinney must stop relying on Salmond’s belligerent and baseless assertions.