Ruth Davidson

Ruth Davidson

Pregnant Ruth Davidson ‘can’t keep the smile off her face’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson admits she cannot stop smiling as she revealed she is pregnant with her first child.

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Dani Garavelli: Time has come, but Ruth doesn’t realise it

Being named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018 is a double-edged sword for Ruth Davidson. On the one hand, it must be flattering to find herself described as “refreshing and rambunctious”, even if the judgment comes courtesy of Niall Ferguson, a man whose previous character references include suggesting the economist John Maynard Keynes’ homosexuality and childlessness rendered him indifferent to the welfare of future generations.

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Ruth Davidson named in Time list of 100 most influential people

Ruth Davidson has said she is “extremely honoured” to be named as one of 2018’s most influential people by Time magazine.

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Tories and Ruth Davidson under-fire over ‘abhorrent rape clause’

Ruth Davidson and the Scottish Conservatives have come under fire over the “abhorrent rape clause” one year after the controversial welfare reform was brought in.

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Tax row after SNP accuse Ruth Davidson of ‘misleading’ claims

A row has broken out over Scotland’s new tax regime after the SNP accused Conservative leader Ruth Davidson of making misleading statements on how many taxpayers would see their bills increase.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

Scottish school attainment gap cash used to send pupils on trips

Cash from a fund aimed at helping close the attainment gap in schools was used to send pupils and their parents on a weekend trip away, the First Minister has revealed.

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The cast of the Bake Off Special. Picture: Channel 4

Ruth Davidson’s Bake Off win – What we learned

We didn’t learn much about Ruth Davidson’s personality that we didn’t already know from her numerous media appearances, but her baking skills were something of a shock.

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The cast of the Bake Off Special. Picture: Channel 4

Ruth Davidson triumphs in charity edition of Great British Bake Off

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has been crowned the winner of a special charity edition of baking show The Great British Bake Off, beating three other celebrities in the process.

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Sturgeon, Davidson and Dugdale unite to tackle Twitter trolls

Scotland’s most prominent female politicians have spoken out about the online abuse including death threats they receive as they backed a campaign to force Twitter to take action against social media trolls.

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Ruth Davidson calls for ban on RT "propaganda"

Ruth Davidson calls for ban on RT "propaganda"

Ruth Davidson has called for Russia Today (RT), the network that broadcasts Alex Salmond's television programme, to be banned in the UK as the SNP faced further pressure over its response to the former First Minister's position.
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Nicola Sturgeon urged to take action over SNP NEC member’s role on Salmond show

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of turning a blind eye to a “direct funnel of money and influence” from the Kremlin into the SNP amid growing controversy over Alex Salmond’s contentious show on state-funded broadcaster Russia Today (RT).

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Ruth Davidson opposes indyref2

Ruth Davidson sets three key tests for indyref2

Ruth Davidson has today set out three key tests the Scottish Government must meet before Westminster is likely to back a second independence referendum.

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A survery of NHS staff in Scotland has revealed some worrying figures

Almost a third of Scottish NHS staff have been abused by patients

Almost a third of NHS staff in Scotland have suffered abuse from patients in the course of their duties, a new survey has a found.

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Scottish Conservatives leader, Ruth Davidson has said she will support the PM

Ruth Davidson will support PM ‘if she fuifils her principles’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said her MPs will support the Prime Minister on Brexit votes “if she fulfils her principles”.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Snow fears see Scottish Tory conference cancelled

Ruth Davidson has announced that the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen has been cancelled due to the weather.

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Theresa May attacks SNP over tax and education record

Theresa May has attacked the SNP’s policies on tax and education, saying she is “concerned” about Scotland’s decline in international league tables and the rising tax burden on the middle class.

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Ruth Davidson: Picture: Toby Williams

Ruth Davidson’s Conservatives bid to become next Scottish Government

Ruth Davidson’s Conservatives will launch their bid to become the next Scottish ­Government at their coming conference.

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Ruth Davidson could oppose the UK Government's eventual Brexit deal

Ruth Davidson ready to defy UK Government on Brexit

Ruth Davidson has warned she is ready to  oppose a bad Brexit deal which would be damaging to Scotland's interest.

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Ruth Davidson works with Scottish charity on mine clearing trip in Afghanistan

Ruth Davidson has just returned from Afghanistan where she has been witnessing the work being done by a Scottish-based charity to remove unexploded devices from minefields across the country.

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Ruth Davidson: ‘I did Bake Off because of death of partner’s mother’

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson has said the death of her partner’s mother from cancer was behind her decision to star on a charity edition of the Great British Bake Off.

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