The second article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
As their conference opens this weekend, they are pondering claims that his ratings north of the border are dismal – and how to respond.
There is no natural majority for independence in Scotland. It will only happen if unionists keep getting it wrong.
Yes, she’s eyeing up a move. But it is not to Downing Street. It is to Bute House – the residence of the First Minister of Scotland.
Privately, leading Scottish Tories are livid at the Carlisle Principle, Theresa May’s ‘abdication’ intervention and the rest of the rhetoric of the last week.