Dear Scottish Conservatives,
Your deputy leader and frontrunner in the leadership election has declared that a vote for him is a vote to disband the party. As a kind spectator, I wish to offer you some advise as you contemplate this decision and how you may go about achieving your mission of electoral success in Scotland.
William Shakespeare once wrote:
“A Rose by any other name.
Would still smell as sweet”
In that spirit:
A Tory by any other name,
would still smell like Cameron’s lap dog
If you want to disband the party then disband the party don’t have any of this rebranding nonsense.
If you want to create a new party then create a new party but don’t keep the links with the English party. If you don’t when it comes to UK elections, a vote for [insert new party name] will be seen as a vote for a Conservative government and in case you hadn’t noticed, Scotland doesn’t want a UK Conservative government.
If you want greater electoral success then you could follow this action plan:
- Work out your vision of Scotland
- Create policies to implement this vision
- Make sure businesses, charities, schools, police, nurses, doctors etc. can get on board with these policies
- Communicate this effectively and in a positive manner to Scotland.