Pure Kryptonite for Scottish Tory Unionists?


Found for us and headlined, by reader and finder-of-stuff, Gavin, the October 2018 research by Edinburgh and Cardiff universities which exposes the truly divided nature of the so-called United Kingdom.

Click to access FoES%202018%20Slides.pdf

Thanks also to William for other finds.

I feel like a primary teacher (stop it!) with a smiley face stamp.


I have deliberately not analysed the above report for you. Please write any number of words in response to this question:

Why is the evidence in the report toxic for the future of the Tory party in Scotland?

Note: Though you might think choosing the kryptonite metaphor makes the Tories ‘supermen’, I feel sure Gavin had the 19th Century, Nietschean, idea of superman, as a cold, heartless killer, in mind. Think Ross Thompson, think nihilist, think, he means nothing to me?



4 thoughts on “Pure Kryptonite for Scottish Tory Unionists?

  1. gavin October 9, 2018 / 6:40 pm

    The short version?
    English Tories fight for England.
    Scottish Tories also fight for England.
    Of course only Scotland has “nationalists and separatists”. England has patriots and the BBC.

    As the legal advice for Westminster had it at the referendum–“Scotland was extinguished”.

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    • Alasdair Macdonald October 10, 2018 / 8:47 pm

      Scottish Labour fights for England ……. when they are not fighting amongst themselves.

      Scottish LibDems fight for Wales as well as England – Jo Swinson voted in favour of the power grab (which even Wullie Rennie and all his tiny crew, bar one, opposed) because she felt that the WELSH GOVERNMENT should be supported, since it had caved in to the ‘power grab’.


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