Colonel Ruth is, according to the Telegraph going to take her tanks and park them on her own lawn, or something. In what is possibly a case of being consumed by her own hype, Ruth Davidson is now:
“… to defy Theresa May’s plans for a hard Brexit and tear her Scottish party away from English control after the UK Tories’ disastrous General Election result.
Amid a growing clamour among senior Tories in London for Ms Davidson to be given a top position in the UK party, her aides are working on a deal that would see the Scottish party break away to form a separate organisation.”
This is revisiting an idea first brought up by her sidekick Murdo Fraser.
Tank Girl is a giant amongst pygmies. She is feted in a Tory party noticeably low in talent and working in circumstances where she is gifted a unifying constitutional idea.
She may be motivated by the toxic homophobia of her parties new civil partnership with the DUP who consider homosexuality a ‘abomination’. Or she may feel that she should jettison herself from the policies of the UK party which she constantly has to pretend she has nothing to do with.
All of which is a good idea, if a little ironic given that she’s created an entire political career around opposition to people making their own decisions in Scotland.
It is going to present some difficulties though. They will have to present some policies (other than ‘We said no and we meant it’). These policies may be different from the rUK Con parties and they may be at odds. If they are not different what’s the point?
It’s almost as if the Conservatives favourite taphophile prediction of the ‘Ulsterisation’ of Scottish politics just came through. They went one better though. The Ulsterisation of British politics is complete.
On the other hand [ironies unbound] the New Autonomous Scottish Tory partY could provoke the Scottish Labour Party to do some thinking for itself along these lines.
This is so sweet.
The couple who’s partnership almost ruined them now inspiring each other to more and more self-determination. Vile separatists.