"Now, the last thing David Cameron wants is to become prime minister at the cost of destroying he United Kingdom. The only way to resolve this is for Scottish Tories to become a political force again in Scotland. If they returned a similar number of MPs to Labour, the problem resolves itself.So, all the Tories have to do is win enough Scottish seats at Westminster. Erm, I suppose that it is conceivable (if unlikely) that the Tories might win an extra three or four Scottish seats at the next Westminster elections (although it would be a big ask). But getting anywhere near parity with Labour is out of the question. (So what is Mr Macwhirter blethering about?)
Right now they have only one Scottish MP. Time is running out. Cameron must win Scotland or lose Britain."
But hope springs eternal... The Evening News reports a cunning new plan:
"CONSERVATIVE leader David Cameron is set to create a "Minister for Edinburgh" as part of his drive to win back Westminster seats in the Capital.
The Tory leader will be in the city on Monday when he will unveil Shadow Leader of the Lords, Tom Strathclyde, in the new role. It is part of a plan to appoint a senior Shadow Cabinet figure for each major city in Britain. Former Scottish Office minister Lord Strathclyde, who was born in Glasgow, will be tasked with visiting the Capital regularly and developing a relationship with local politicians at all levels, as well as business, religious and other community leaders."
Oh yeah, appointing a rather portly Glaswegian Tory hereditary peer to develop a relationship with the Edinburgh City fathers is really going to make a difference. Will anyone in Edinburgh be prepared to speak to him? Which Baldrick in the Cameron entourage thought this one up?