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18 October 2006

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Roger Blogger

Yet more endless drivel coming from a man who was thrown out of his party for a blatant act of disloyalty. Now he is being disloyal to his own beliefs and everything he has campaigned for so long for.

Brian is obviously trying to keep his face in circulation, keep himself known and make sure that post May he still has enough recognition to swiftly slip into another job once he's thrown out of this one (something he should have done when he left his party)

Why on earth should the Scottish party divorce from the rest of British Party when it is they who have the popularity, competence and money, whilst the Scottish Party is run by a gaggle of incompetent nincompoops!

Davie Hutchison

To be honest this seems the way that the Tories in Scotland are going at the moment. In saying that it would be more akin to them returning to their roots as up until the 1950s they were a seperate party, the Scottish Unionist Party.

Monteith isn`t the only one who floated it, Murdoe Fraser has talked about it in the past comparing it to the CSU/CDU situation in Bavaria/Germany.

There would be nothing to stop the 'new' party sitting with the Tories in Westminister (think UUP) but being disctint in Scotland from them. Gets them over the baggage of being a party for the like of Boris Johnson.

It would be a radical depature but with ever poll out showing them still on the down in Scotland, what have the got to lose?

Billy

"Why on earth should the Scottish party divorce from the rest of British Party when it is they who have the popularity, competence and money, whilst the Scottish Party is run by a gaggle of incompetent nincompoops!"

The British Party are NOT popular in Scotland. British Tories in Westminster 2005 - 15.83% of the vote, Scottish Tories in Holyrood 2003 - 16.53% of the fptp vote. Hardly a ringing endorsement for the British Party there.

The Scottish Tories need to be more open minded and move away from their Unionist dogma if they are ever to represent the broad conservative (small c) public in Scotland.

Roger Blogger

The UK Conservative Party may not be popular in Scotland, but they are more popular than the Scottish party. A large proportion of people say they would vote for a David Cameron party, but no an Annabel Goldie one. The UK party is also more organised and financially stable. The Scottish party does not have the new lease of life the UK Party are showing, they have also not moved over on the social issues, nor do they have the same breed of charismatic politicians we see in Westminster.

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