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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP speaking during First Minister's Questions held in the Scottish parliament, Edinburgh today. 09 June 2016. Pic - Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Ruth’s Scottish Parliament speech on IndyRef2

21 Mar 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the speech given by Ruth to open the debate on ‘Scotland’s Choice’: Presiding Officer, on Monday last week, the First Minister announced her intention to demand a second referendum on independence. On Saturday last week, the First Minister … Continue reading


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Ruth makes statement on Sturgeon’s referendum announcement

16 Mar 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Below is a statement by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson on Nicola Sturgeon’s plan for a repeat independence referendum. “Thank-you. On Monday this week, the First Minister chose the wrong course for Scotland. I profoundly regret the course of action … Continue reading


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David Mundell speech to Scottish Conservative conference

4 Mar 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the speech by Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell to the Scottish Conservative conference. Check against delivery. “Thank you very much – I’m absolutely delighted to be here this morning. But I know you share my grief … Continue reading


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Michael Fallon addresses Scottish Conservative conference

3 Mar 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the text of a speech made by defence secretary Michael Fallon to the Scottish Conservative conference today. Check against delivery. “It’s a pleasure to be back in Scotland. I’ve been spending a lot of time here recently. Last … Continue reading


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Theresa May speech to Scottish Conservative conference

3 Mar 2017 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Please see below the speech made by Prime Minister Theresa May to today’s Scottish Conservative conference in Glasgow. Check against delivery. It is a great pleasure to be here in Glasgow at the biggest and best Scottish Conservative Conference for years. Last May you achieved our Party’s … Continue reading


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Ruth’s speech to the LSE

13 Feb 2017 Posted in Speeches

“Good evening and can I thank Tony for his kind words of introduction. It is a real honour to be speaking at the LSE this evening and I’m very grateful for the opportunity. And firstly, let me say how calm … Continue reading


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Murdo Fraser: Jobs boom would net SNP Government £800m

7 Feb 2017 Posted in Speeches

I want to start by quoting from a half-forgotten publication by well-known economist. It sets out a centrist approach to the economy, with a number of themes. First, that the best way to increase public spending is to grow the … Continue reading


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Brexit offers “challenges and opportunities” to Scotland’s farming community

6 Feb 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see a copy of Ruth Davidson’s speech to the AGM of the NFUS below. In it, she says that Brexit offers both “challenges and opportunities” to Scotland’s farming community. She also says she will adopt a “pragmatic” view on … Continue reading