The best George Galloway’s party can hope to achieve is taking seats from other unionists. They’re more likely to hand them to separatists.
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WATCH: “Neither Sturgeon’s nationalists or Salmond’s nationalists are focussed on rebuilding Scotland,” Ross declares
“They are determined to have another referendum – even if it is an illegal, wildcat one,” warns the Scottish Conservative leader.
Henry Hill: Ross’s blitzkrieg didn’t bring down Sturgeon, but Fabius Johnson can yet deny her the prize
The constitutional struggle is a long game, and in the ‘war of position’ unionism is in a stronger position than the SNP would have you think.
Interview with Douglas Ross: Sturgeon is not in the clear, and is part of a “conspiracy against getting out the truth”
The Scottish Conservative leader calls for devolution from Holyrood to local councils, and says he is looking forward to campaigning with Boris Johnson.
Henry Hill: As the election looms, the tide seems finally to be turning against the Scottish Nationalists
A string of polls have found both the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Union outpolling independence.
Jamie Blackett: Scottish Tories should put country before party and back ‘All for Unity’ on the list vote
Playing for second place is not good enough. It may be difficult to deliver, but an expansive pro-UK electoral alliance is our best hope.
Henry Hill: Swinney is saved, but Sturgeon’s grip on the Scottish Government hangs by a Green thread
New polls suggest the SNP may still be dependent on their separatist allies to hold on to power in Edinburgh after the upcoming elections.
Profile: George Galloway, who “is going to vote for Beelzebub, I’m going to vote for a Scottish Tory”
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Contra mistaken notions of ‘unionist unity’, the Opposition can reach sections of the current SNP vote that the Tories cannot.
Henry Hill: As the Scottish Government digs in, calls grow for a judge-led inquiry into the Salmond scandal
Also: Downing Street shakes up the Union Unit as it goes on the attack over the SNP’s botched handling of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Sturgeon’s position in the party remains dominant, but she needs to assert that dominance in a way she didn’t before.
Also: Gove should beware Brown’s constitutional anti-wisdom; Davies makes way for Davies; and MSPs compel evidence over Salmond row.
The party needs to reach parts of the pro-UK electorate that the Tories cannot. Under Leonard, it has signally failed to do so.
Also: Johnson and Gove set to meet to plot their pro-Union strategy as a Tory MSP defends to Nigel Farage’s new party.