The Scottish Tories could form a coalition with Labour and the Lib Dems to force the SNP out of power at Holyrood, it has been reported.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, a source close to Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson said they would be “happy” to work with Labour after the next Holyrood elections in 2021.
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It means that even if the SNP emerges as the biggest party, it may not be able to form a government.
The source was as saying: “Our view is country comes before party - the Union is key. For us, it is about cutting the SNP down to size and kicking them out of power.
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“We would be prepared to speak to Labour, speak to the Lib Dems, about forming an anti-SNP, anti-independence coalition, so the country needs right now is certainty and stability.”