Scottish Tories to take no action on MP's controversial Gypsy/Traveller remarks
“An issue which is repeatedly raised”: Tories support MP’s traveller comments
THE SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES have told CommonSpace no action will be taken on Douglas Ross MP's Gypsy/Traveller comments, despite widespread condemnation.
In a video interview with Core Politics yesterday, Moray MP Douglas Ross said that if he was prime minister for one day, his would introduce “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
Scottish Tories in fresh racism row after MP’s Gypsy Traveller remarks
Tory MP sparks outrage after naming crackdown on Gypsy/Travellers as top priority
CAMPAIGN groups and opposition parties have united to condemn comments made yesterday by Tory MP Douglas Ross, who said his first priority if he was prime minister would be “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
"Doublethink" Davidson lambasted for accusing SNP of "Orwellian" nationalism
Scottish Tory leader accused of “tribal” mentality after lecture on nationalism
SCOTTISH TORY LEADER RUTH DAVIDSON has been branded a dealer of “doublethink” after she described the SNP as a party of “Orwellian” nationalism at her lecture for the constitutional unit at University College London.
The speech, which marked the annual Orwell Lecture, in honour of the world famous English political writer George Orwell, saw Davidson accuse First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her party of fanning division by “claiming a monopoly on Scottishness.”
SNP vs Tories part 2: Four to watch in the #GE2017
CommonSpace completes its overview of the top races that will define Scotland politically, this General Election
THIS YEAR’S GENERAL ELECTION will see the SNP attempt to consolidate its place as the overwhelmingly dominant political force in Scotland by attempting to unseat all remaining unionist MPs from Scottish Labour, the Scottish Tories and the Liberal Democrats.
Sturgeon to warn of "extreme" Tory threat to Scottish living standards in #GE17
Jeremy Corbyn to promise repeal of Trade Union Act should Labour form government
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON will warn of an“extreme” Tory threat to Scottish living standards in an address to the STUC conference in Aviemore today (24 April).
Sturgeon will accuse the Tories of taking an “extreme position” of wanting to “crush” any opposition at Westminister if they win the General Election on 8 June.
Ken MacBrayne becomes third Tory council candidate binned over anti-muslim remarks
Tory Western Isles candidate endorsed video calling for religious war with muslims
A TORY CANDIDATE in Benbecula and North Uist passed the party’s vetting procedures despite posting violent and threatening rants against the first minister of Scotland, and sharing dozens of posts from the far-right extremist group ‘Britain First’.
Ken MacBrayne, 72, was selected to represent the Tories in the Western Isles - but now his affinity with far-right British nationalism has been revealed in a series of offensive online rants.
Scottish Tories lambasted for lack of reality over rape clause stance
As UK Government’s rape clause comes into force, Scottish Tories are left defending “cruel” policy
THE SCOTTISH TORIES have been condemned by women’s charities and rights organisations for their stance on the infamous rape clause implemented by the UK Tory Government yesterday (Thursday 6 April).
In a statement, the party sparked outrage by claiming that the process which requires “third party” health professionals to enquire if a woman has been raped in order to gain tax child credits was “the most sensitive way possible.”
Ex-NUS President: Murdo Fraser is a hypocrite on anti-semitism and bigotry
Scottish Tories stand by Fraser’s “bigots” attack on National Union of Students
THE TORIES are exploiting anti-semitism “for their own cynical political ends”, according to the former president of the National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland.
Senior Tory MSP Murdo Fraser condemned for calling students “bigots”
Tory finance spokesperson lashes out at National Union of Students online
STUDENT CAMPAIGNERS have hit back against comments by Tory MSP Murdo Fraser describing the National Union of Students (NUS) as “bigots”.
The Tory finance spokesperson, and ex-party leadership candidate, hit out at one of the largest membership unions in the UK last night [Tuesday 7 June] on social media site Twitter.