Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mood Music

I see Ken Clarke believes that the Scottish Conservative manifesto should "strike a chord" with the Scottish people...

Alas I think he is mistaken, I think it is more likely to ring a bell- and the dwindling support for the Conservatives north of the border seems set to continue: having hoped for at least five seats, they are now favourites in only two. The Conservatives thus seem set to remain very much a party on the fringes of Scottish politics. People have not forgotten nor forgiven the outrageous way that the Conservatives behaved under both John Major and Margaret Thatcher.

As we await the first television debate, it will be interesting to see if Mr. Cameron has truly "decontaminated" the Conservative brand- he doesn't seem to have done so in Scotland at any rate.

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