When Annabel Goldie announced her resignation as Scottish Conservative Leader after the disappointing results from the May elections we never foresaw what could follow. Conservatives and Scotland have never really gelled and it has always been a weak point in the Tory strategy but Murdo Fraser’s new plans are causing controversy none were expecting. As a Scottish Conservative MSP no-one really thought he would want to disband the Scottish Conservatives but that is what he has announced he will do if he gains the leadership.
“Stop the world – Scotland wants to get on!” The now famous cry of Winnie Ewing when she won Hamilton for the SNP in a 1967 Westminster by-election. Yet greater scrutiny of the various proposals mooted in the independence debate shows that far from being catalysts to propel Scotland on to the world stage and wrench it from the shackles of its over bearing larger neighbour, all options proposed will leave Scotland marginalised, ignored and forgotten. The message from the Nationalists is now clear – “Stop the world – Scotland wants to get off!” Click here to keep reading