From support for the Rape Clause to cuts amounting to billions to Scotland’s budget by Westminster Tories, here’s just some of what Ruth Davidson would rather you didn’t know about her party.
Ruth Davidson backs the Tory two child tax credit cap and the appalling rape clause.
The UK Government is cutting child tax credits for families with more than two children. The Rape Clause requires women to prove they’ve been raped in order to qualify for child tax credits for a third child. This week Ruth Davidson gave her backing to this appalling policy.
By 2019-20, Westminster Tories will have cut Scotland’s budget by £2.9 billion in real terms. That’s before the impact of Brexit.
Scottish Government analysis shows that a Brexit could see public spending reduced by up to £3.7 billion a year.
Ruth Davidson (now) supports a Brexit at any cost, which could cost Scotland up to 80,000 jobs.
Ruth Davidson was a vocal campaigner for staying in the EU. Then after the referendum she said staying in the single market should be the “overriding priority”. Now she has fallen into line with her colleagues at Westminster, backing Brexit at any cost.
Ruth Davidson said last year that the UK Government shouldn’t block an independence referendum – now she’s backing Theresa May’s attempts to do just that.
Ruth Davidson said in 2011 that if the Scottish Parliament votes for a referendum “that’s democracy”.
And when asked last year if the UK Government should block one, she said “no”.
Yet every Tory MSP voted in the Scottish Parliament against Scotland having the final choice about it’s future.
Ruth Davidson has failed to speak out against plans to cut up to 23 Job Centres in Scotland, including one in her own constituency.
The Tory UK government plan to close 23 Job Centres in Scotland – including half of all Job Centres in Glasgow. These cuts will affect some of the poorest communities in Scotland – and the same low income families who are already struggling at the hands of Tory austerity.