Tag Archives: Ruth Davidson

Still bitter together

Kezia Dugdale isn’t the only one who hasn’t a clue who might front the effort to deny the sovereignty of Scotland’s people in the next independence referendum campaign. That’s one that nobody can figure out. But Dugdale’s rhetoric leaves the … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Not up to the job

According to reports, Ruth Davidson aspires to be Scotland’s First Minister. You may react to this presumption with a blend of horror and hilarity. You may even regard the prospect with equanimity or, just possibly, something akin to enthusiasm. But, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 1 Comment

Sorry isn’t enough

I recognise that the demanding of apologies is part of our regrettably gladiatorial politics. Exacting the humiliation of having to put on a show of remorse is rather the equivalent of drawing blood in the arena. But here’s the thing! … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged | 1 Comment

Fresh madness

Perhaps Ruth Davidson would care to explain how Brexit can be made to “work for Scotland” when, by her own estimation, there is absolutely no possibility of any benefit from quitting the EU. In September 2015 she said, “To me, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Foolish games

Ruth Davidson can “call for” whatever gets her a headline in the unionist media. It is the SNP that has delivered on apprenticeships. It will be the SNP that continues to deliver. This is another instance of a British politician … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A failure of opposition

“Crisis talks”!? Sensationalist drivel! The Named Person legislation has been declared lawful and will go ahead with some relatively straightforward tweaks to the advice on information sharing. On the one hand you might say that this is slightly embarrassing for … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | 3 Comments

What?…

I want to bring your attention to this Tweet from Ms Dugsdale: What now for Labour in Scotland? pic.twitter.com/sujZF8txs5 — Kezia Dugdale (@kezdugdale) 27 June 2016 This British Nationalism seems very strange to me.  Apparently, if she is to be … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hold your nose and vote Remain

Ruth Davidson is undoubtedly fully justified in accusing the Leave campaign of “selling a lie”. The dishonesty of the Brexiteer’s claims about the cost of membership and promises about the potential of quitting the EU is plain to see. But … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The shadow of Boris

We have just achieved our best ever result in a Scottish election, proving that we can win in Scotland as Conservatives. Actually, the “Scottish” Tories achieved their distant second place in the Holyrood election by avoiding all mention of being Conservatives, so … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Long Time Getting Here…

Well…it’s been a week since the elections for the Scottish Parliament took place and it’s taken me a week to allow events to sink in properly before I make any comment on them. First of all, I think it was … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments