Scottish Conservatives

Interview: David Mundell on being sacked, IndyRef2 and no-deal Brexit

11 August 2019 19:43

When Boris Johnson sacked David Mundell as Scottish Secretary, Ruth Davidson was said to be ‘livid’ over the decision. One…

How should the Tories respond to an SNP/Labour pact?

7 August 2019 10:45

John McDonnell has caused a stir over recess with an interview he gave to Iain Dale at the Edinburgh Fringe.…

Ruth Davidson’s advice for London Tories

5 April 2018 9:20

In this week’s issue of The Spectator, Will Heaven reports that the beleaguered Tories in London mooted formally breaking away from…

SNP’s fake news

8 March 2018 12:48

The SNP are a quieter force in Westminster since the snap election. Along with a reduction in size, they now…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Scotland tour comes at an awkward time for the SNP

22 August 2017 18:37

Ever since the snap election, Jeremy Corbyn has been in campaign mode – claiming Theresa May’s minority government is on…

There’s a palpable desire for a no-nonsense alternative to the SNP – and Ruth Davidson is delivering it

19 May 2017 17:28

Theresa May came to Scotland today to offer her support to Ruth Davidson. Notionally, the Scottish Tory leader is supposed…

The Tory revival in Scotland belongs to the Unionists

6 May 2017 15:11

Well, then. It turns out that the revival of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party is a real thing. Last…

The Spectator Podcast: Queen of Scots

4 May 2017 16:05

On this week’s episode, we look at the rebirth of the Scottish Conservatives, ask whether it’s helpful to call Marine Le…

The strange rebirth of Scottish Conservatism

23 April 2017 9:54

At the time of their 1997 wipeout, the Scottish Tories were at least hated. When I was reporting from the Scottish…

At long last, the Scottish Conservatives are back

6 May 2016 8:38

The Tory achievement in Scotland was delightfully encapsulated in one sharp moment during the BBC’s overnight coverage. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Tory…

Scottish Tories aim for serious Holyrood campaign

9 February 2016 13:06

How can Ruth Davidson become the Leader of the Opposition in Holyrood? The leader of the Scottish Conservatives made her pitch…