If you’d had to guess which of their MPs would rebel on the deal, Lamont and Ross wouldn’t have made the top six.
Posts Tagged: Ruth Davidson MSP
ConHome’s Cabinet League Table. Everyone’s rating is down – and half of the top table is now in negative territory. Worst ever results.
Not for the faint-hearted. Contains intense violence, blood and gore, strong language and Philip Hammond.
Also: Jones criticised for shielding ministers from independent scrutiny; and Mundell’s bizarre pop at ‘carpet-bagging’ colleagues.
Losing both them and the DUP will send a very strong signal to every Conservative MP about its implications for the Union.
Also: Scottish Tories attack SNP over income tax ‘gap’; no boost for Plaid from new leader; and DUP’s Brexit donation given a clean bill of legal health.
Davidson and Mundell are right to be concerned that a differential Brexit deal for one part of the UK could put rocket boosters under SNP demands for similar treatment.
Also: Scottish Conservatives keep up the pressure over fishing and the backstop; Plaid set out new front bench; and Bradley empowers Northern Irish civil service.
But the Scottish Conservative leader cannot shed any light in her new book on the atrocious abuse directed against women on social media.
It isn’t just pro-Brexit MPs who should be watching the Prime Minister carefully. It’s pro-Union ones: in other words, all of them.
It will help Davidson solidify her grip on the unionist base, and give swing voters minded for a change from the SNP fewer alternatives to consider.
This strangely unreal conference is a kind of passage between the stymied Chequers plan…and whatever happens next.
In all, there are 30 new entries in the whole list, one down on last year and two down on the 2016 record of 33.
The Foreign Secretary’s score is up by 20 points. Grayling now brings up the rear – and Bradley is in the red.
Online they swarm when I ask for questions to Davidson: they must be frightened of her. Plus: what was May thinking? What I’ll be doing. Top 100 people on the Conservative Right. And: why Farage should quit UKIP.
It’s a Labour special: Leonard contradicts Corbyn to rule out support for second Scottish referendum; and Jones offers cash boost to firms affected by Brexit.