Davidson to start in Oban today for coast to coast last tour before Thursday’s election

Conservative Leader and buffalo jockey, Ruth Davidson, has chosen Oban as the first port of call on her coast-to-coast tour today, 3rd May, to meet people who are planning to vote Scottish Conservative for the first time on Thursday.

On this, the penultimate day of campaigning, she will take in Oban, Keith and Peterhead, spreading her party’s campaign message that only she and her team can provide the strong opposition to the SNP that is needed in the Scottish Parliament.

The campaign’s USP is that the Scottish Conservatives are the only party that will unequivocally oppose a second referendum, any proposed departure from the union; and will persist in keeping the SNP government’s attention on the things that matter.

Ahead of the visit, Ms Davidon said: ‘You don’t have to be a dyed-in-the-wool Conservative to back me and my team on Thursday.

‘Many people are supporting me because they just want an opposition at Holyrood which will really hold the SNP to account for once. Labour has had its chance – I am ready to step up and do a job for Scotland.’

With the party leader in Oban will be the Conservative candidate for Argyll and Bute, Donald Cameron.

We are not aware of any buffalo in the vicinity of Oban – but will Ms Davidson be able to resist raising a caman in Mossfield Park?

This 2016 election-lite campaign has been marked by every one of the party leaders abandoning all semblance of judgment and letting their lightweight meeja people into the driving seat.

Each day has brought no more than two passing curiosities:

  • what will Nicola Sturgeon [fast becoming a clothes horse] be wearing this time out?  The Margaret Thatcher suit was followed by Duchess of Cambridge cork wedges worn with tadpole tight jeans;
  • and what will Willie Rennie be getting up to next? Yesterday it was go-karting and a leap onto the winning spot on a podium – an improbable precusor to Thursday night.
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  • Oban is a fine place. However as the late lamented Jim Murphy was to find out, the Oban seagulls were tad disrespective of visiting unionist politicians in tour. With some blaming the nationalists for having a seagul whisperer in tow, one fears that the Ruthie may meet the same fate as Jim Davidson. Good thing buffalos don’t fly.

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    willie May 3, 2016 3:20 am Reply
    • Goodness me! Willie, what on earth were you thinking of at such a silly o’clock hour of 03:20? It’s far too early for you to be tickling the keyboard at this hour of the day.Good to see you didn’t awakeen your pal Hugh Jaz.Bet Ruth Davidson will be impressed when she’s informed that she was in your thoughts at such an hour.

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      Alistair May 3, 2016 7:23 am Reply
  • What’s she going to straddle in Oban.
    God,it’s the Clansman,isn’t it?

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    Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 7:41 am Reply
  • I hear she’s coming on an Apache Helicopter Gunship,with her boombox blaring out the ” Cry of the Valkyries”.
    That’s sure to raise a few eyebrows in Oban,or maybe not!
    At least her wee Tankette is parked up for the day!!

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    Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 9:18 am Reply
  • For ‘crash’ interviews listen to Nicola S being interviewed by John Humphrey on yesterday’s Today on the subject of Indyref(2). For all SNP trolls, on FA, this interview has to compulsory listening.

    Humphrey’s summerised Strugeon’s very confused logic as as to how she would come to a decision to hold Indyref(2) by saying ‘This is the realms of the absurd, isn’t it?”.

    Sturgeon had NO reply

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    Scotnat May 3, 2016 9:33 am Reply
    • SN, Alex Massie in the times (opinion) is less than enthusiastic, he sums it up with the question of ‘if it came to it what would take priority, Education or independence referendum.
      People should note the comments by Sir John Elvidge and the real truth about how it is almost impossible to attract large companies to invest in Scotland all the time there is uncertainty over the constitution and fiscal affairs.
      One individual rang in to BBC Scotland and his point was very simple, how can you expect to run a country when you only have policies that change month to month.

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      Richard May 3, 2016 10:51 am Reply
    • The SNP trolls on FA seem to be distressingly blind to any evidence that their party is less than as pure as the driven snow – which is very unhealthy, given that this country might easily slide into the realms of the ‘one party state’.
      Good enough reason to resist a second separatist referendum, however obnoxious some of the Westminster mob might be.

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      Robert Wakeham May 3, 2016 11:04 am Reply
      • Still struggling then Robert?
        The people elect in a system designed to never have an overall majority.
        If the SNP win an overall majority again will the people be wrong according to your logic?
        It is recognised by many in the media that it is the “NO” side who constantly raise the subject of another referendum. Is this because they find difficulty living up to their own lies and promises?
        Remember SNP X BOTH VOTES
        The alternative is terrifying

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        Keitho May 3, 2016 11:18 am Reply
        • It’s more likely to be because – going by the outrage amongst the SNP apparatchiks on this blog at any criticism of a dodgy politician – people are worried that they’ll be stuck with a dodgy Holyrood government being imposed on them under the guise of noble Scottish patriotism.

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          Robert Wakeham May 3, 2016 2:09 pm Reply
  • YEP. Evidence is emerging in Scotland of the ‘ Montreal effect’ ie the drip drip migration of business away from Quebec after their
    failed 1980 and 1995 referenda and continued “neverendum”

    ‘The realms of the absurd’ is the best summary of the SNP’s “neverendum” position on any possible Indyref(2).

    But there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Quebec economy is now recovering, in proportion to the decline into political irrelevancy of the nationalist Parti Quebecois.

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    Scotnat May 3, 2016 11:23 am Reply
    • Silly Scotnit, you just make it up don’t you?
      there was no evidence of business moving away from Quebec after their referendum just like there is no evidence of business moving away from Scotland because of the referendum.
      Business moving away is because of a Westminster system. It cannot allow Scotland to succeed and gives Scotland a kicking when it can. Business is moving because profit margins are scrutinised. Every part of the UK is feeling the challenges. Northern Ireland has had a dreadful year of such moves. Wales and England, especially the midlands are also suffering
      Anyone for an offshore account?
      The scenario…….
      Scotland in the EU, the rest of UK out of the UK.
      international business is queuing to set up in Scotland…….especially English based companies.
      SNP X BOTH VOTES You know it makes sense.

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      Keitho May 3, 2016 12:40 pm Reply
      • Keitho
        Like your leader, you live in ‘the realms of the absurd’ . You concede business is moving away, but chose to blame anyone and anything, other than the limbo-land of SNP ‘neverendum’.

        As Humphrey’s said, the SNP is operating in’the realms of the absurd’

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        Scotnat May 3, 2016 1:05 pm Reply
        • So you concede you just made it up about Quebec Scotnit.
          What is absurd? You lot will never make any kind of political return in Scotland until you learn that the electorate sees through your continual lying. Then you set your stall to enter into an honest politic. Very little chance of that happening in the near future if your posts in FA are indicative of your tactics.
          The strength is in the hands of the electorate. The SNP are aware of that fact. You lot are so used to lying to the electorate it now comes as second nature. SNP win, the rest are stuffed.
          SNP X BOTH VOTES.

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          Keitho May 3, 2016 3:29 pm Reply
          • keitho,

            Like your leader you live in the realms of the absurd. I did not make anything up about Quebec

            Your persecution psychosis only deepens

            I would recommend you re-read the Edinburgh Agreement to confirm that the biggest lie in Scottish politics is the SNP’s posturing on democratic mandates, succinctly summed up by Humphrys as “the realms of the absurd”

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            Scotnat May 3, 2016 4:03 pm
        • Why do Yoony tunes bang on about Ref2. Are they afraid?

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          Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 3:51 pm Reply
          • HJ

            Get up to speed, Indyref(2) has been re-branded as ‘Neverendum’

            You, and your fellow SNP zealots are the only ones afraid, because it ain’t gonna happen.

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            Scotnat May 3, 2016 4:07 pm
    • I think your pants are on fire!
      A regular spontaneous event on Planet Yoon.

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      Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 3:57 pm Reply
  • I find it incredible that they can continue spout mantras about no politician can stand in the way of the will of the Scottish people yet, that is precisely what they continue to do. The majority voted no in a once in a lifetime vote.

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    Arfur Sixpence May 3, 2016 11:55 am Reply
    • AS, many people have made it clear that they are going to judge the Scottish government on how they govern and how they use their new powers, to date not very well LBTT has stalled domestic property sales and the effect will become worse as time goes on, not passing on any tax threshold increases will give a NI windfall to the chancellor not the SG, short sighted and amateur, in the commerial world Swinney would be sacked by now.
      As I repeated before we have month to month government with no long term plan other than independence at any cost.

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      Richard May 3, 2016 12:27 pm Reply
      • You keep repeating Dick.
        See the Doc,get some pills!!

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        Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 5:02 pm Reply
        • You keep repeating Dick.
          See the Doc,get some pills!!
          You keep repeating Dick.
          See the Doc,get some pills!!You keep repeating Dick.
          See the Doc,get some pills!!
          BOTH VOTES SNP
          I keep repeating that
          BOTH VOTES SNP

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          Keitho May 3, 2016 6:57 pm Reply
  • ahhh all the yooniists together lying scot (brit) nat, wacko wakemeup. Where’s wee lowry?. Back in Yorksheeere

    Tories are dire, Labour are dire, Lying demos are lying

    Scotland has woken up to the shysters.

    Have a good one

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    No Cheese Here May 3, 2016 2:14 pm Reply
    • ‘Scotland’s woken up to the shysters’ – if so, why are you NCH, HJ, Keitho, Willie & co. all in such a frantic scramble to defend one obvious shyster? Just because there’s an election coming, he’s an SNP politician, and mindless ‘solidarity’ is the order of the day?

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      Robert Wakeham May 3, 2016 5:17 pm Reply
      • SNP certain to gain a Majority.Naughty Tankette Commander,Yoonion salvation?
        Let’s have more jokes from our resident Yoons while the sword of Damocles hangs over them!
        Can’t wait to see Nicola bouncing on early Friday morning.
        Popcorn anyone?

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        Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 5:23 pm Reply
  • I see wee Woofies Tankette just got a parking ticket in Oban.
    Well,it makes a change Tory’s giving to the community instead of stripping it!

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    Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 4:25 pm Reply
    • Social media is having some fun in Oban.
      The Conservatives do not appear to have a poster up in Oban or Mull to welcome Ruth Davidson today.
      She went unnoticed apart from the parking attendant it seems.
      Pictures are available, perhaps they will be in the NATIONAL media tomorrow.

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      Keitho May 3, 2016 7:23 pm Reply
  • You can tell with some of the,ahem,posts on here that we are getting to the tickley bit!!
    Popcorn machine now on operational status and appears to be working within normal parameters!!!

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    Hugh Jazz May 3, 2016 7:46 pm Reply

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