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Ruth demands SNP ‘gets back to the day job’

23 Aug 2016 Posted in Speeches

Ruth Davidson spoke in Edinburgh to urge the SNP government to “get back to the day job”. After a summer in which the SNP has sought to revive its campaign for independence following the EU vote, the Scottish Conservative leader will … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson: Keynote speech at Belfast Pride event

2 Aug 2016 Posted in Speeches

In a lecture to Amnesty’s Pride event in Belfast, Ruth Davidson outlined how equal marriage changed her own life, and those of others across the country: “The debate on Equal marriage is not easy. It was never going to be. Where … Continue reading


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Annabel Goldie: First Minister should promote Scotland not a second independence referendum

5 Jul 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Nicola Sturgeon should promote Scotland’s interests and not a second independence referendum, Baroness Goldie said today. In a keynote speech to the House of Lords, Baroness Goldie said the First Minister’s contribution to the UK leaving the EU was to … Continue reading


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Ruth addresses Holyrood on EU referendum result

28 Jun 2016 Posted in Speeches

(Check against delivery) Presiding Officer I thank the First Minister for advance notice of her statement. Too often political events are described as seismic or earth-shattering, when in truth the tremors are more for politicians, than working people. Last week’s … Continue reading


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Ruth comments on EU referendum result

24 Jun 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Speaking at the party headquarters in Edinburgh, she said: Good afternoon This morning I spoke to the Prime Minister and offered my thanks on behalf of the party in Scotland for his service to this country. He has served Britain … Continue reading


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Ruth Davidson’s speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government

25 May 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson made a speech in response to the First Minister’s programme for government in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon. Full speech as follows: Thank you Presiding officer, and I thank the First Minister for the advance copy of her speech. … Continue reading


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Ruth: A strong opposition makes a stronger parliament

9 Apr 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

Ruth Davidson has used a keynote speech today to reach out to voters who have never backed her before – promising to lead a strong opposition that takes on the SNP. In a keynote speech, she will also call for reforms at … Continue reading


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Ruth speech kicks off election campaign

23 Mar 2016 Posted in All News, Latest Releases, Speeches, Top Stories

The Scottish Conservative election campaign ahead of May’s vote began with a speech by leader Ruth Davidson today. She addressed activists and members in Edinburgh just after the Scottish Parliament closed its doors for the last time before the Holyrood … Continue reading