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Friday, 27 October 2006

Is anyone convinced by the Scottish Tories?

As someone who has been contemplating rejoining the Conservative Party in response to the more sensible strategy being developed by the UK-wide Party under David Cameron, it is difficult to muster much enthusiasm for the Scottish part of the Party if this is the best they can offer ahead of the Scottish elections next May.

Alan Cochrane has an article in today's Telegraph, not yet on the website so far as I can see, describing the Scottish Conservative Leader Annabel Goldie's performance at First Minister's Questions yesterday - she seems to think her role in 'opposing' Jack McConnell is to offer him support against the Scottish National Party's 'rottweiler' Nicola Sturgeon, with her already-announced intention of trying to prop-up a Labour minority administration if that is the result of next year's election, in an effort to support the Union (with England). He also points out that the policy conference referred to in the link from the first paragraph above is being held in private, so that her pretence that "All eyes are on us now" is both fatuous and inaccurate.

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