Launching her new ConservativeHome column, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist leader makes an appeal to middle ground voters.
The Scottish Conservatives only held their single seat at the General Election, but do the 2016 and 2020 elections offer the prospect of breakthrough?
Labour voters in Douglas Alexander’s seat are furious at being treated as “a second-class nation” and “bullied” during the referendum.
The last ten surveys contain mixed news for all parties and some noteworthy results.
Among the likely consequences of its Mansion Tax would be a shortfall in revenue – followed by a reduction of the threshold.
The Scottish leaders’ debate: they clash on the economy.
Also: Alliance attacks unionist pact and bids for pro-Union voters; rocky start for Plaid Cymru’s campaign; and Northern Ireland awaits judgement in ‘gay cake’ case.
“We’re not looking for any sort of deal. The fact is the difference between Labour and the SNP is too big, and the gap has grown.”
Also: Labour MPs promising on the doorstep not to ally with SNP; more bad news for Welsh Labour as support for more powers slumps; Irish Government legalises drugs by accident.
A big lesson from the sum of recent Lord Ashcroft Polls is that the balance between Labour’s strength in England and its weakness in Scotland could be decisive in May.
In bleeding England to fuel traditional spending giveaways, has the Scottish Labour leader signalled his surrender to Scotland’s unsustainable status quo?
Also: UUP leader claims Sinn Fein would collapse Stormont for the sake of its southern ambitions; and Labour set to lose a quarter of their 2010 vote to Sturgeon.
His final pledge was to cancel Christmas to take the fight to the SNP – Jim Murphy could be the decisive change of course Scots Labour need.
Also: NI police arrest twelve in anti-dissident raid; Lidl denies banning the Welsh language; and Scottish remembrance dogged by controversies.
Plus: Pipe down, John Mann. Pipe down, Justin Tomlinson. Why I love Paris. Why France hates Hollande. Teflon Theresa May. And: Why Labour doesn’t rate Miliband.