satnav wrote:Did the Tories actually come up with some new policies when fighting the election in Scotland or has the party just become a party of protest.
The Tories are probably not as toxic as they used to be in Scotland because Scotland has been spared many of the Tory governments more unpopular policies.
To me it looks as though Scottish Labour never really recovered after the Referendum.
* Jim Murphy?? What the hell were they thinkng?
* Chuck in a few other less than savoury time-servers. - and a few of the Block votes you could count on have started thinking beyond Grany and Grandpa's advice.
* Kezia seems OK, but simply hasn't developed any presence during the campaign.
It's going to require well directed hard work, and strong differentiated policies to break back into automatic contender.
Moving on to Ruth's Team (They don't like being called Tories until the final vote is safely counted).
* Second place is a surprise, but 22% of votes cast isn't going to get control of Holyrood.
* Few constituencies and a lot of the list seats (The ones intended for the losers in constituencies)
* I suspect they've reached the peak of natural constituency + landholding lobby and DOBs.
So what happens next?
* Ruth has to start performing at the first minister's questions as opposed to sniping form the sidelines through a friendly media.
* Her party will have to defend this High water mark.
* Next time around the other parties will have figures out how to game the regional list system.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle