Even amidst dire polling for the Tories nationally, nobody seems to think a 1997-style wipeout is on the table in Scotland.
The last thing Anas Sarwar wants as he fights to win back central Scotland is fresh fuel for the Nationalists’ claim his party are red Tories.
The UK competes as itself too rarely to allow the Corporation’s complacency to let Britain down. Time to bring some Olympic focus.
The Scottish Conservative Leader joins our expert panel for this discussion following the recent Holyrood elections.
Has the party secured a base it can build on in a less polarised politics? Or is it merely propped up on borrowed pro-UK votes?
By uniting behind Johnson’s plan, and replicating the approach of these two mayors, the the environment can become a winning issue for the party.
The latest results, news and analysis from Holyrood and Cardiff Bay as they come in.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
The new leader of Scottish Labour says it demonstrates that he is ‘tough enough’ to revive his party’s ailing fortunes.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Tories double down on their referendum threat… whilst the SNP start to back off from the idea.
It helps the Nationalists avoid scrutiny of their record and undermines Johnson’s pledge not to grant another vote.
The best George Galloway’s party can hope to achieve is taking seats from other unionists. They’re more likely to hand them to separatists.
It might allow Sturgeon to focus on the progressive, europhile case for independence whilst Salmond rallies leavers and cultural conservatives.
“They are determined to have another referendum – even if it is an illegal, wildcat one,” warns the Scottish Conservative leader.