Wednesday, 11 May 2016

The Spectator assessment of why + how Ruth Davidson has stopped the SNP roadshow is well worth a read
Some stats are just beginning to come out /  be analysed - the goings on in Perthshire I find particularly fascinating:
"It would be silly and over-dramatic to claim the SNP has lost small-town, rural, Scotland where it made its first breakthroughs. But there is just enough truth in the statement for it not to be wholly unrealistic. Even where the SNP retained rural seats – such as in Moray and Perthshire – it did so with sharply reduced majorities. When John Swinney’s majority is cut from 10,000 votes to 3,000 you know something is happening."