- Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:06 pm
The 2014 referendum in Scotland continues to be the gift that keeps giving for the Tories. It created the "perfect storm" conditions which helped overwhelm Labour in the GE the following year. It then helped tip the Scottish Conservatives from their coffins two years later to help save the Tories bacon at the snap election. And by the looks of things, there is every chance the next election will see another "Vote Labour, Destroy the UK" narrative screamed across the airwaves and front pages. Even though, of course, it is the Tories demented pursuit of an ideologically-pure Brexit which is placing the most strain on the union.
Considering the Tories had pretty much given up the ghost in Scotland in recent decades, I bet they can't believe their luck at how things have played out.
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet" - Jean-Jacques Rousseau