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Ruth Davidson resignation: Scottish Conservative leader steps down
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In a packed press conference at the McDonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh, it was revealed that Ms Davidson broke the news of her resignation to Boris Johnson in a phone call yesterday.
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Ms Davidson has also been a vocal critic of Mr Johnson's "do or die" approach to Brexit, but today she said she was assured that he wanted to get a deal. And a party spokesman said that her decision was not as a result of the Prime Minister's decision to suspend Parliament, claiming she had been considering her position for around a year, and more so after the European elections.
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"I asked him outright are you trying to get a deal or not? He categorically assured me that he was, that he believes his efforts in Biarritz [at the G7 summit] opened the door a crack. What would help further is for those who don't want no-deal is to back the deal this time."


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 06:59:03 PM EST
Her resignation dooms the Conservative party north of the border, where they currently hold several Westminster seats. Hers was a once in a geeneration voice and the Tory party nationally is much weaker for her going.

Equally, Johnston's prorogung has made an independence referendum inevitable and the SNP will win by  country mile.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 07:34:27 PM EST
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Clapper57 says: Well that was some fan fest at channel four news for Ruth Davidson tonight.

Greatly missed by the Tory party...how's that then...cause from where I'm sitting, her posse, come next GE, will be more than likely eliminated WITH or WITHOUT her at the helm of the branch office....and fine well yon madam knew it.

So she looked Boris in the eye...



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 29th, 2019 at 11:48:52 PM EST
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oh, undoubtedly. But compared with any other tory in Westminster, she was an authentic voice and people liked her.

that said, I read a good article this morning suggesting that, even if her personal reasons for going were true, now might be a good time to be absent from front line Tory politics. Let all the others be coated in brexit slime and then re-emerge in 5 - 10 years as a lone voice of sanity to rally the troops.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Aug 30th, 2019 at 06:13:44 PM EST
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24 months ± 6 months

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Aug 31st, 2019 at 05:57:33 PM EST
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