The Scottish Tories were against the establishment of a Scottish Parliament in the first place.

They stood alone, of all the major political parties, in their pig-headed opposition to Holyrood being allowed to exist. They campaigned against self-government in the 1997 referendum and were roundly defeated. Democracy for Scotland was never their strong point.

Ironically, the Scottish Parliament’s proportional representation system gave the Tories their best representation in decades. They even tried to re-invent themselves as a pro-devolution party.

Many of us were unconvinced. Now the mask has slipped. The Scotsman has revealed the Scottish Tories actively lobbied to block the Scottish Government having any say in post-Brexit trade policy.

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Scottish National Party

Scottish National Party

The Scottish National Party is a social-democratic political party in Scotland.