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?

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About Rob McDowall (@robmcd85)

Member of the Equality Council, EUCCTI Rapporteur and Equality and Human Rights Advocate. Contribute to Huffington Post, featured in the Global Pride Power List of 2016 and regularly included in the RISE LGBT Advocates Powerlist. Gay, occasional meat-eating supporter of Scottish Independence.

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  1. More like a stupid game that will see them left with red faces on the 9th June. My worry is that there are some labour supporters out there who are so opposed to the Tories and the SNP that they won’t give their vote to anyone and make out their taking a stand.

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