Strengthening devolution and protecting the Union

12 Jun 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

As a Scottish Conservative and Unionist my role is to deliver for the moderate majority in Scotland, who want to see devolution succeed, and the Union protected. The proposals for Scotland in the Government’s Withdrawal Bill today, voted on by … Continue reading

Confessions of a Conservative Immigrant

23 Mar 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

I still see it almost every week. I go into a stakeholder meeting, shake hands and then start a conversation in my thick Slavic accent. And that’s when I see it. Sometimes it’s well-hidden, sometimes it’s there as clear as … Continue reading

SNP’s business tax to hit firms for extra £64m

22 Jan 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

An extra tax levied on businesses by the SNP will cost firms £63.9 million more this year than if they paid the rate applied elsewhere in the UK. Research by the Scottish Conservatives has revealed the large business supplement will … Continue reading

UPDATE: Scottish Conservative Party Conference 2018

10 Jan 2018 Posted in Uncategorized

Please note that owing to the very severe weather and continued severe weather warnings it is with much regret that the Scottish Conservative Conference in Aberdeen on 2nd and 3rd March has been cancelled. We will be in touch with … Continue reading

Scottish Conservatives demand eradication of Female Genital Mutilation

27 Nov 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

The Scottish Conservatives are today launching a new campaign demanding tougher laws to prosecute those who engage in, or encourage, the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Scotland. It is estimated that around 170,000 women and girls in the … Continue reading

Ruth: UK is Scotland’s “essential” market

9 May 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

The Scottish Conservatives will today highlight the “essential” importance of the UK internal market to Scottish jobs, as they turn up the pressure on the SNP to drop a second independence referendum. Ruth Davidson will visit a shortbread factory in Edinburgh to emphasise … Continue reading

This SNP Government has given up governing for all of Scotland

14 Mar 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

This article first appeared in the Daily Mail. Since they took office ten long years ago, the SNP’s boast has been that they “speak for Scotland.” Yesterday will go down as the day that this typically arrogant claim was smashed … Continue reading

New report confirms – an independent Scotland would have to apply to get into EU

21 Feb 2017 Posted in Uncategorized

I voted to remain in the EU despite its shortcomings. The common market is a good thing; the rest, from the Euro to the Common Fisheries Policy, the Strasbourg travelling circus to the Common Agricultural Policy, not so much. If … Continue reading