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Ruth’s speech to the European Council on Foreign Relations

12 Sep 2016 Posted in Speeches

Ruth used a speech at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London to announce the formation of a new expert group to advise the Scottish Conservatives on the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Ruth also spoke about how … Continue reading


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Ruth’s response to the Programme for Government

6 Sep 2016 Posted in Speeches

“I thank the First Minister for early sight of her statement today. Presiding Officer, last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Southside GP practice  within my constituency here in Edinburgh Central. I sat down with the two GP partners and discussed the problems they … Continue reading


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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