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Ruth launches 2017 General Election manifesto

19 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of Ruth’s speech from today’s manifesto launch in Edinburgh. Ruth Davidson said: “Can I welcome you all today to the launch of our Scottish manifesto. Let me start by thanking the Prime Minister for coming … Continue reading


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Ruth: Nationalism should not be confused with patriotism

15 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the text of a speech to be delivered by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson to the Orwell Foundation in London: “Ladies and gentlemen, I am deeply honoured to have been asked to give this lecture this evening. Honoured … Continue reading


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Ruth’s local election speech

2 May 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of a speech given by Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson today, ahead of Thursday’s local government elections. Good morning everybody And can I thank-you all for turning out today. Friends, there are less than 48 … Continue reading


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Ruth: Now not the time to be side-tracked by unnecessary division

28 Mar 2017 Posted in Speeches

Please see below the text of Ruth’s opening speech from this afternoon’s debate on a second independence referendum. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said, (check against delivery): “I am responding on behalf of my party today because the First Minister … Continue reading


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