What can Scotland expect from a snap General Election?
If Boris Johnson’s plans for an October 14 election comes to pass, what key developments can we expect from a Scottish perspective?
PRIME MINISTER Boris Johnson yesterday [2 September] made it clear that if MPs back an attempt to block a no-deal Brexit, he will authorise a snap General Election for 14 October within 24 hours.
Analysis: Ruth Davidson – a legacy of failure
The Scottish Tory leader leaves behind no major accomplishment beyond providing cover for the populist right which has left Britain in chaos
TIMING. According to comedians, it’s important. Turns out it can garner a few laughs in politics as well.
Analysis: Could the Scottish Tories break-away?
With Ruth Davidson’s popularity among UK Tory members in sharp decline as the party is at loggerheads north and south of the border, does Murdo Fraser’s idea of a break-away Scottish party have legs?
THE news that Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson is the least popular figure among UK Conservative members in a poll by Conservative Home comes as no surprise, but it is worth registering how far her star has fallen amongst the Tory faithful.
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.