It might allow Sturgeon to focus on the progressive, europhile case for independence whilst Salmond rallies leavers and cultural conservatives.
Posts Tagged: SNP
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.
“Coming through the trauma of Covid It’s right that we focus on rebuilding our country. ” – Sarwar
“The Scottish civil service has not failed, its leadership has. The Crown Office has not failed, its leadership has. Scotland hasn’t failed, its leadership has failed.”
The final part in ConHome’s series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
As Alex Salmond’s evidence is censored again, now the reputation of Scotland’s prosecutors is dragged into the mire.
The Union policy Lewis wanted, why he left – and how his unit will be replaced by a Cabinet committee
All of this has not gone down well with many backbench Conservative MPs, few of whom would be well-disposed towards a more conciliatory strategy.
Andy Maciver: Scotland. Don’t run away from a referendum. Instead, embrace it, offer a new Union – and win
The second article in a five-part ConHome 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.
Also: Ministers can’t bleat about the ‘culture war’ if they’re prepared to let their planned celebration of Britain be renamed ‘Festival UK* 2022’. Get a grip, DCMS.