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Speeches

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


Fresh ideas to solve Scotland’s housing crisis

1 Sep 2017 Posted in Speeches

Below is the text of Ruth’s speech to the IPPR on how best to tackle Scotland’s housing crisis: “No matter which party you support, we can ever have enough ideas in politics. It is only through the exchange and debate … Continue reading


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


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


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


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


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


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