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By Big Arnold
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Ruth Davidson planning Scottish Tory breakaway as she challenges Theresa May's Brexit plan
It would maintain a close relationship with the English party – they have been joined together as part of the United Kingdom Conservative and Unionist Party since 1965 - and its 13 MPs would take the Tory whip at the Commons

A difference that makes no difference is no difference.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06 ... s-theresa/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
 
By Bones McCoy
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WTF? wrote:
Arnold wrote:Ruth Davidson planning Scottish Tory breakaway as she challenges Theresa May's Brexit plan
Hmm. Hedging her bets? Laying the groundwork for a centre right party in an iScotland?
A unionist party that doesn't exist in England?
It doesn't really compute in its rawest form.

What might make sense for both Labour and Tories is granting greater autonomy to their Scottish wings to reflect the different realities they face.
* Presence of a big separatist party - organise the opposition within Scotland, and relieve the national leadership of that task.
* Seats in Westminster - but with EVEL.
* Elections for the Scottish Parliament, and developing policies for devolved functions.


It looks as through Ruth Davidson is doing what most smart leadership hopefuls would like to do.
Staying beyond the blast-radius of the developing clusterfuck.
 
By Bones McCoy
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Ruth is in something of a cleft stick of her own making.
It's not one that will be apparent beyond Scotland and Ulster, so may gain a free pass should she aim to lead the UK tories.

She's spent the time after Indyref cosying up to the D.O.B.s in Scotland.
She's now expressing objections to a similar bunch of D.O.B.s from Northern Ireland.
 
By Big Arnold
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RUTH Davidson has said her real fear about Brexit is that Britain will take a short-term economic hit, which “we don’t bounce back from”.
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/1551 ... nts-anchor" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Roy Linton9 hrs ago
" A SHORT TERM HIT THAT WE DONT BOUNCE BACK FROM " IS A LONG TERM HIT !!!
The long term hit, with the resulting damage to our industries and jobs, is exactly what many of us have been worried about for the last year.
Most Scots with a grain of intelligence have worked it out for ourselves.
Pity that Ms Davidson did not have the courage of her Pro-EU convictions ---and scuttled away to the nodding donkey corner as soon as ordered by her Tory masters in London.
For gods sake woman, get off your knees and fight !
 
By Bones McCoy
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The sort of free publicity that money just can't buy.

Promoted to Colonel http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06 ... -regiment/

Slot on popular cooking show https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... h-bake-off


The establishment are certainly grooming their replacement generation.
 
By youngian
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The army's sorted with the Ruth's cakes and a capability to butt into enemies' songs with boogie-woogie piano
The post of Honorary Colonel is more usually filled by a retired senior military officer or member of the Royal family, but can be undertaken by public figures, with historian Dan Snow and musician Jools Holland having been appointed to other regiments in the past.
 
By Big Arnold
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Ruth Davidson: Tory party must embrace more liberal outlook

Writing in the Guardian, Davidson argues: “The crash generation simply don’t trust the motivation of the right. Given the hand they’ve been dealt in the past decade, there’s little wonder.
And who has been dealing the cards since 2010? She didn't mention May trying to repatriate Scottish powers to Westminster.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... al-outlook
 
By Bones McCoy
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Arnold wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Ruth Davidson: Tory party must embrace more liberal outlook

Writing in the Guardian, Davidson argues: “The crash generation simply don’t trust the motivation of the right. Given the hand they’ve been dealt in the past decade, there’s little wonder.
And who has been dealing the cards since 2010? She didn't mention May trying to repatriate Scottish powers to Westminster.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... al-outlook
Fucking Guardian needs to get a fucking grip.
80% of the print media have tories masquerading as columnists.
The Guardian claims to be different, but rolls over to any thatcherite who ticks a couple of identity boxes.
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