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Posts Tagged: Scottish Election 2021
The Scottish Conservative Leader joins our expert panel for this discussion following the recent Holyrood elections.
Henry Hill: Last week, Ross secured his ‘Unionist’ base. The next task: selling Scots on the ‘Conservative’ bit.
Has the party secured a base it can build on in a less polarised politics? Or is it merely propped up on borrowed pro-UK votes?
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
Live Blog: Scottish and Welsh election results. The SNP fails to win its majority. And Ross holds the Conservative position steady.
The latest results, news and analysis from Holyrood and Cardiff Bay as they come in.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
The new leader of Scottish Labour says it demonstrates that he is ‘tough enough’ to revive his party’s ailing fortunes.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Tories double down on their referendum threat… whilst the SNP start to back off from the idea.
Henry Hill: Anger at Westminster as Scottish Tories put SNP’s referendum pledge at the heart of their campaign
It helps the Nationalists avoid scrutiny of their record and undermines Johnson’s pledge not to grant another vote.
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.
It might allow Sturgeon to focus on the progressive, europhile case for independence whilst Salmond rallies leavers and cultural conservatives.
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.
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.