Nah, the Tories know that Scotland for them is of little consequence, from a political party perspective that is, it’s all about self preservation, which is fair enough, that’s what party politics is about.
Often being statesmanlike can be very negative for political party, there is a hint of such an approach from the current FM, (Philip Hammond) he is suggesting that taxes including VAT (sales tax) need to be increased, he is aware of the troubled waters ahead, a little sign just given yesterday with negative Retail Sales.
Hammond is well aware that the current euphoria on UK economy is being driven by consumer spending, signs that may come to an end ( beats me how tax increases will solve anything), so the suggestion from a particular Tory paper is that the Tory manifesto will tell it like it is, in the interest of the country.
Hmmm… bet that will get watered down, no votes in being a statesman.
Pipme, last time the Scots were told that should they choose independence then a horrible thing would happen, they would be outside the EU having to ask to get in, seems that a majority of them figure their future is better in, whether as an independent country remains to be seen.
[I]Bank of America Merrill Lynch FX Strategy Research believes that the UK buys more time by holding the early elections which in turn is GBP positive.[/I]
(they were reading the thread)
The quote is per EfxNews yesterday.