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What now for the Scottish Conservatives?

The performance of the party's new leader could determine the future of the union

By Alice Wright  

Douglas Ross and Ruth Davidson in Edinburgh. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/PA Images

Whither the United Kingdom? It may have been thought that a global pandemic would halt the constitutional question that has plagued Scottish politics for so long. But the Scottish Conservatives are deeply worried about the union, and they have reason to be. The most recent polling suggests that independence now carries majority support in Scotland, with 54 per cent stating they would vote “Yes” if there were a new referendum.   

It is apparent that Jackson Carlaw, by…

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