Ruth Davidson

Adam Rippon, Emma Gonzalez and Ruth Davidson have made the TIME 100

Adam Rippon, Bisexual Parkland shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez and Scottish Conservatives leader Ruth Davidson<br>prestigious TIME 100 list.<p>They were …

LGBTQI

Ruth Davidson’s route to the Tory top job

Social Media

Michael Gove and Ruth Davidson team up to draw young electorate to Tories

Scottish Politics

5 Tory policies that Ruth Davidson knows are hurting Scotland but still supports

At the general election last year, Ruth Davidson told the people of ­Scotland that her new band of 13 Tory MPs would “forcefully” argue for …

Scottish National Party

Multi-millionaire Tory MSP facing fine for failing to file business accounts on time

Ruth Davidson’s business spokesman has been left red-faced.<p>Ruth Davidson’s business spokesman has been left red-faced – after it emerged one of his …

United Kingdom

Ruth Davidson’s advice for London Tories

In this week’s issue of <i>The Spectator</i>, Will Heaven reports that the beleaguered Tories in London mooted formally breaking away from the national party and become a separate entity with their own brand and leader, like the Scottish Tories under Ruth Davidson, in a bid to avoid electoral catastrophe …

United Kingdom

Ruth Davidson’s success could come at a price for the union

As in 2017, the Prime Minister decided to spend some of her Easter break enjoying a walking holiday with her husband in Wales. It is very unlikely that this year’s mini-holiday will be followed by a similar decision as was last year’s: to hold an early general election. The failure of the …

United Kingdom

Nicola Sturgeon will soon have to confront Scotland’s sluggish economy

The statistics do not lie: 10 years of SNP government hasn’t brought much economic dynamism.<p>The big debates in Scotland have rarely centred on wealth …

United Kingdom

Letters: there are better alternatives to antidepressants

The antidepressants con<p>Sir: Congratulations to Angela Patmore for exposing the many troubling aspects of the escalating use of antidepressants (‘Overdosed: Our dangerous dependency on antidepressants’, 24 March). The drug companies have conned doctors into prescribing antidepressants, patients into …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Australian letters

Dark days<p>Sir: David Dilley (Letters, 17 March) suggests ‘co-operation between local communities and enlightened landowners’ might assist in the provision of affordable housing for local residents. A mechanism already exists, known as a Community Land Trust. More than 200 have been set up in England …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Will Brexit be the trigger for indyref2?

<b>Brexit presents a challenge on many fronts. What will happen to trade? What will happen to the movement of people? What will happen on the island of Ireland?</b><p>However, there is also a concomitant conundrum with regard to Scottish independence. And that conundrum is already provoking substantial …

United Kingdom

Who won Celebrity Bake Off 2018? All the winners and famous contestants that supported Stand Up For Cancer

Another bunch of fearless mixers and whiskers have entered the tent to show off their cooking skills – and this time they’re doing it for the …

Television (UK)

How Ruth Davidson and Nicola Sturgeon are swapping roles

The Scottish Tories are taking a spikier and more independent approach just as the SNP shows signs of a new, constructive maturity.<p>Who gets the best …

United Kingdom

Fishermen need full sovereignty over British waters in 2020 to avoid nationalist revival

Nicola Sturgeon staged her predictable attack on Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Tories yesterday over the fact that the transitional Brexit deal on the EU Common Fisheries Policy, as announced in Brussels on Monday, was a good deal less than had been promised.<p>There is widespread unease among …

Michael Gove

Fishing barons set to be real Brexit winners at cost of coastal communities

Desperate for a Brexit win, the Tories have set Britain up for a fall over fishing quotas, says our Westminster Editor Torcuil Crichton.<p>The fishing …

United Kingdom

Free-market fightback: How to win the argument against nationalisation

A common mistake made by political pundits is to assume that public opinion is static.<p>Last summer, to understand the unexpected General Election …

Brexit

Denmark PM: fishing access 'high priority' in Brexit talks

<b>Denmark's prime minister has told BBC Scotland he will make access to North Sea waters a "high priority" during the next phase of Brexit talks.</b><p>Denmark's fishing industry relies heavily on catches off Scotland - and Lars Rasmussen says he wants a balanced deal, allowing access to continue.<p>The UK has …

North Sea

The Tories have sold out Scotland’s fishing communities… again

More than 45 years ago, the Tories described Scotland’s fishermen as “expendable” in European negotiations.<p>That was when Ted Heath was the PM doing …

Scottish National Party

Pupil Equity Fund Cash Paid For Weekend Trip Away, Nicola Sturgeon Reveals

Cash from a fund aimed at helping close the attainment gap in schools was used to send pupils and their parents on a weekend trip away, the First …

United Kingdom

Schools are 'spending anti-poverty money on Astroturf pitches and staff bonuses'

Schools are using money intended to close the attainment gap between rich and poor on staff bonuses and Astroturf pitches, according to Scottish …

Education (UK)

British fishermen sold down the river in Brexit transition deal

Home<p>Britain and the European Union agreed on a transitional period after Brexit on 29 March 2019 until the end of 2020 in which Britain can make trade deals and EU citizens will be able to claim UK residency. The Irish border question was unresolved. British fisherfolk were sold down the river, …

United Kingdom

Speaking plain English at FMQs

<b>There are few certainties in life. Even fewer in the sub-division of existence known as politics. However, I had thought I was on a reasonably sure thing in predicting Labour's choice of topic for questions to the first minister.</b><p>In advance, I had anticipated that Richard Leonard would seize upon …

Scottish Politics

Fish fight on Thames most embarrassing moment in history for Scottish Tories

Anyone connected with the fishing fight should hang their head in shame, says Record View.<p>Thames stunt left Tories floundering<p>The fish fight on the …

Scottish Politics

Scotland's female leaders tell Twitter - Clamp down on online abuse of women

© Reuters. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visits Tribe Porty, in Portobello, Edinburgh, where she met women from the Tribe Women Social …

Kezia Dugdale

Jamie Laing, heir to the McVitie's fortune, makes the worst cake ever: The Great Celebrity Bake Off - episode 3 review

The worst cake ever made in the Bake Off tent, an ancestor who invented the digestive biscuit and a Conservative leader romping to victory. Yes, it was just another eventful week on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer <b></b>(Channel 4).<p>Ruth Davidson, perma-smiling head of the Scottish …

Television (UK)

The toxic world of social media abuse

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/av_pv7_pa3/modav/bUnknown-0bbcdc87-2bc7-40f4-807a-546f66b62d73_p061rdlj_1521563099715.mp4?__gda__=1522271329_b347bf28a1ee56221447ce9930c0640f<p>Scotland's top female politicians speak out about the scale of threats and social media abuse they face.<p>Kezia Dugdale, …

Kezia Dugdale

Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say

Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say<p>News.<p><b>Subsidy-free renewable energy projects set to soar in UK, analysts say</b><p>The …

San Francisco

Secrecy of kids hospital water bug handling is nothing short of a disgraced

NHS bosses kept the bacterial outbreak crisis hushed up for days - and almost got away with it, says Record View.<p>The handling of a bacterial outbreak …

Amnesty International

Nigel Farage has been hurling dead fish off a boat in the most ridiculous political stunt of 2018

Good morning. Ukipper Nigel Farage has just been hurling dead fish off a boat in front of Parliament observed by a helicopter and a Tory MP with a …

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Engagements

Q1.If she will list her official engagements for Wednesday 21 March. [904494]<p>Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Westminster terrorist …

United Kingdom