Ruth Davidson: Scottish Tories will not split from UK party
Speaking on the BBC's Marr programme on Sunday, Ms Davidson said that revisiting a proposal put forward in 2011 by Murdo Fraser that the party could breakaway from the UK party, is not something that she would ever back.
"It's within the gift of the party, but it's nothing that I've ever supported," said Ms Davidson.
Ms Davidson also said that she is hopeful that a deal on leaving the EU can be reached at Westminster.
MPs have so far failed to agree on any deal which would enable the UK to depart the EU.
The Scottish Tory leader said: "We need to get this deal over the line and what it requires is a majority of people in the House of Commons to vote for it.
"Now we've gotten pretty close, we're getting closer and closer to where that middle ground might be and I would urge my colleagues in the House of Commons to start taking those first steps to walk back to something in the middle because we need to get Brexit done, we need to get it sorted and we need to allow the country to move on."
Asked whether it would be right for Westminster to legally block another Scottish independence referendum, Ms Davidson said that Nicola Sturgeon had failed to ask for the powers to be granted to Holyrood to hold one.
In 2016, Ms Davidson said that the UK government should not stand in the way of a second independence referendum in Scotland.
"We know from the devolved settlement that issues of the constitution are reserved to Westminster, that's plainly a fact," said the Scottish Tory leader.
"After the last independence referendum, we had a big broad discussion about what powers should lie where and the SNP didn't even ask for the powers to be devolved.
"So this is a new wheeze from Nicola Sturgeon that comes up every year with a different reason for what she wants to do."