In 2016, 38 per cent of voters in Scotland backed Brexit. So why is the Party currently stuck at 23 per cent in the polls for next year’s Holyrood election?
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With Holyrood elections probably a year away now, Conservatives north of the border need to be prepared for when the campaign starts.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
“I do intend to lead my party into the next Scottish Parliamentary elections.”
Under my leadership, we will stand firm against further constitutional division – and set out a positive agenda for Scotland powering ahead into the 2020s.
We have allowed the SNP’s constitutional obsession to become our own. The voters deserve a more effective Opposition, and I will provide it.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
Holyrood already has the powers we need, but the SNP will always put the pursuit of independence first.
Also: Backlash grows against SNP’s new tax; Labour AM apologises for antisemitic comment; and Scottish Tories say they’ve stopped Johnson.
Also: SNP insist on leading Holyrood inquiry into Sturgeon’s handling of Salmond allegations; and Ulster Unionists call for Direct Rule in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Also: DUP urge Government to adopt more aggressive approach to EU negotiations; Cardiff Conservative councillor reinstated; and more.
A party which usually operates with an almost eerie level of phalanx-like discipline is struggling to contain a split at the very top.
Falling standards, the cutting of college places, and the capping of courses available to Scots at Scottish universities are the direct consequence of their policy.
Also: Foster attends Orange Order march in Scotland; pressure mounts on Wood as Plaid challengers break cover; Sturgeon forced to ditch new minister; and more.