Scottish Tories well past sell-by date and now sliding off the cliff-edge

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You’ve probably read about this elsewhere, but I have an overpowering urge to gloat as ‘Her Majesty’s Opposition’ in Scotland are predicted to disappear in all but one or two dark little corners of Scotland.

The poll, for Global Britain, of 22 000 voters, looking at the 44 most marginal Conservative seats, found swings of up to 19 or 20%. Ayr, Gordon and Stirling would definitely fall and if replicated this would wipe away almost all of the Tory gains at the last election.

The chaos that is Brexit and the awful mediocrity of the politicians available to Labour, Conservatives and Lib-Dems, in Scotland, suggest worse is to come for all of them.

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5 thoughts on “Scottish Tories well past sell-by date and now sliding off the cliff-edge

  1. bigjon999 September 5, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Abou time too – the recent upsurge in their fortunes was due to other parties supporters voting Tory for tactical reasons… Their voices must have come back and bitten them on the bum once they realised what a shower of hard-right pro-Brexit xenophobes they had helped to elect.

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  2. Ludo Thierry September 5, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Sadly the Westminster tories (of all shades) can still, daily, do immense damage to Scotland’s best interests – that’s why we must continue to toil ceaselessly to weaken and remove their grip: edit from beeb Scotland site:

    UK minister assures MSPs over post-Brexit trade deals

    UK Trade Minister George Hollingberry told MSPs that standards would not be compromised to secure free trade deals.

    But Scottish Brexit Secretary Mike Russell said leaving would “immensely weaken” the UK’s position in talks.

    Mr Hollingberry was also questioned by SNP MSP Emma Harper about “geographical indications”, measures which protect locally-sourced goods like Scotch whisky and Ayrshire cheese.

    The MP said the issue was “not straightforward”, saying that while there was “absolutely no question” that industries like whisky must be protected, some countries see geographical indications as barriers to trade.

    Ms Harper said this response was “extremely concerning”, saying it suggested that “certain interests will be bargained off in negotiations”.

    Mr Russell argued that the devolved administrations should be represented in trade talks, saying there was a “constructive case” for “substantial change” to the current devolution framework as a result of Brexit.

    Do we have any absolute guarantees that Mr. HOLLINGBERRY is not, himself, a variety of super-genetically modified soft-fruit?

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  3. John September 5, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Can’t come quick enough , they are a talentless crew , thought Ruth Davidson’s blood pressure was going to go off the scale yesterday at Holyrood , someone should have told her to sit down . If , in the new session of the Scottish Parliament all we are going to get is Davidson stamping her feet and going on about Independence , and Leonard and Rennie raking over cold coals as usual, we are in for a dire year , and Scotland will be the poorer for it ! .

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    • Robert Graham September 5, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      I watched The First Ministers statement then that was that , I have seen the most of the other placements and really don’t need a repeat performance , most of the Unionist MSPs have been rejected like Murdo Fraser who I don’t think has ever won any election he has ever stood in, most people recognise these clowns as idiots but do they really have to keep proving it .

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