David Cameron gave a superbly crafted and well-aimed speech to the Scottish Tory Conference in Troon on Friday. It followed his telling statements after his visits to Scotland last month when he met with Alex Salmond. For me, the Prime Minister gave three important messages to the conference, and I am more than happy to give them my full support.
First, he passionately defended Scotland’s place in the UK and urged us to fight to keep it. Secondly, he said that a small Tory vote in Scotland is not an inevitability, and shouldn’t simply be accepted. And finally, he told us to stop being timid and take action to put us back on the political map. No thinking Conservative can disagree with those messages.