The Tories Would Sell Out Our Fishing Industry And Have Said As Much Before

The Tories would happily bargain with Scotland’s fishing industry and the First Minister highlighted yesterday, that the Tories once described Scottish fishermen as expendable. 


Would you trust the Tories with Scotland’s fishing industry?


Listen: On The Radio Talking About Scottish Independence, The General Election And What It Means To Be Scottish

On the 18th April 2017 I was on Voice of Islam Radio talking about Scottish Independence, the snap general election and what it means to be Scottish. You can listen to the whole call here – which includes a number of fantastic contributions including my favourite call by far from Ya’akov Sloman.

Theresa May And The Tories Are Playing A Dangerous Game In Scotland

The major problem with the Scottish Tories is that they are very clearly misreading the political situation in Scotland. 

The Holyrood elections did not see Scotland uncharacteristicly run to embrace Conservatism but rather traditional Scottish Labour voters sought a refuge as their party was in the midst of dying a death. 
Scottish Labour voters saw a party so impotent and so inept that any meaningful vote cast for them would be wasted in the expected sea of yellow. It was with realisation that Scottish Labour voters crossed the floor and voted for a brash pretender with gall and effrontery and a desire to hold the First Minister to account. 

Ruth et al need to stop proclaiming that they’ve somehow turned Scotland blue; it is absolutely untrue and is being used to muddy the waters surrounding talks of a mandate and support for Conservatism and Unionism in Scotland. This, by extension, is being used to somehow paint the Prime Minister as some demigod who’s broken through in Scotland. 

She hasn’t and she’ll come to learn that Conservatism is not suddenly being embraced the length and breadth of Scotland. Labour died and the Tories picked up opposition votes from those determined to make a SNP government answer to a strong opposition.  

What do you think? Are the Tories playing a dangerous game?