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Ruth addresses NFUS at Royal Highland Show

22 Jun 2018 Posted in Speeches

See below the text of a speech made by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson at today’s NFUS event at the Royal Highland Show: “Good morning everybody – and first of all can I welcome you all back to Ingliston It’s … Continue reading


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Speech from Ruth Davidson: ‘Building a stronger Britain’

29 May 2018 Posted in Speeches

Please see below a copy of Ruth Davidson’s speech to Glasgow University this evening on ‘Building a Stronger Britain’.  “Good evening and can I start by thanking Anton and everyone here in Glasgow for permitting a graduate of Edinburgh University … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson speech to the Policy Exchange

21 May 2018 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of a speech given by Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives to the Policy Exchange: “I’d like to thank Policy Exchange for staging this important conference today and for taking such a timely interest … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson speech at Onward launch

21 May 2018 Posted in Speeches

Please find below the text of the speech by Ruth Davidson, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, at the Onward launch this evening: “The very fact of Onward’s founding is one cause for optimism tonight. But in reflecting on your mission … Continue reading


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Ruth’s David Hume Institute Lecture

30 Jan 2018 Posted in Speeches

Can I first of all thank the Royal Society of Edinburgh for hosting us this evening. And let me also thank the David Hume institute for – once again – setting up this series of lectures to kick of the … Continue reading


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Ruth: parties must do more to promote women

13 Nov 2017 Posted in Speeches

We need more women in politics. That might sound odd when, wherever you look – from Number 10 to Bute House -women are in the top political jobs like never before. A prime minister, two first ministers, plus the leaderships … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson speech, Federation of Small Business

9 Nov 2017 Posted in Speeches

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve made the point many times in speeches over the last few years when talking about small businesses that this is personal for me. Every plate of food put on the table in front of my sister and … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson: ‘Unite and fight’

1 Oct 2017 Posted in Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson, Scottish Conservative leader, speaking today at Conservative Party Conference in Manchester said:   “Thank-you conference. It’s great to be here in Manchester. Or as I call it, the Southern powerhouse. I want to talk to you about the … Continue reading