Plus: The Government’s push to rig the EU referendum: guilty as charged. Cameron and tax: innocent until or unless proved otherwise. And: my shoulder freezes over.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
The new law fits into a pattern of behaviour which sets the Scottish Nationalists apart as one of the most centralising, even authoritarian, major forces in British politics.
Also: Trimble makes economic case for Brexit; Plaid demand timeshare First Minister; Foster calls for arrests over dissident violence; and more.
Joe Pike’s excellent book is instructive in what to do – and what not to do.
It seems widely assumed that Scotland will secede if the UK leaves the EU, but it’s hard to see how that actually happens.
Also: Osborne attacked by Welsh Labour; Cameron rules out SNP EU demands; Villiers faces calls to quit if she backs Brexit; and more.
Ruth Davidson MSP: The SNP’s independence plans have been exposed as delusional – when will they come clean?
Sturgeon and Swinney must stop relying on Salmond’s belligerent and baseless assertions.
First Manchester, now Largs: the Tories have called off their West of Scotland conference after being warned they’d need expensive private security.
Ruth Davidson MSP: While Labour struggle for relevance, we Conservatives offer a bulwark against the SNP
Launching her new ConservativeHome column, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist leader makes an appeal to middle ground voters.
The party’s position looks incomparably strong, but the conditions necessary to sustain its current coalition increasingly appear temporary.
The Scottish Tory leader is an asset to the Remain camp. And her stance signals a troubling trend in her Party.
Plus: The Australian Liberals should have gone for Julie Bishop. Joe Pike’s Project Fear. And: Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Cyber Corbynistas?
Like the Scottish referendum, this referendum cannot really bring closure.
Nadhim Zahawi MP: The party best placed to challenge the SNP is the Conservatives. Fiscal autonomy is our best friend.
When Scots start to become impatient with higher taxes or see the fallout from anti-business rhetoric and policy, they will know who to blame.
All a unionist party does by dissolving its British connections is signal to the electorate that the SNP are right.