Wednesday, 23 January 2008
The Tartan Tories
Trouble from the Tories' London HQ over their Scottish section's support for further devolution, and general cosying up to the SNP. I can't see why anyone is remotely surprised. The SNP are Tories who happen to believe that the Tory subcultural interest would be better served by independence, and the Scottish Tories are Nationalists who happen to believe that the Nationalist interest is best served (for now) within the Union. The alliance is natural. The SNP is where the Tories went when they no longer wished to be seen as such, the way they become Lib Dems in England. But they are still the Tories. Who knew? Who didn't!