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Can Ruth Davidson save the Tories?

She has a reputation for being a different kind of Conservative—but just how far can Davidson go?

Illustration by Tim Mcdonagh

Before Ruth Davidson went for her new job, she had her hair cut very short. Looking back at 2011 and her audacious bid to lead the Scottish Conservatives after just a few months as a member of the Holyrood Parliament, she now sees the gesture as over the top. After all, no one in the party had made her sexuality an issue. But at the time, she…

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