Scottish Conservative Party
Fife Tory leader re-affirms support for council candidate who mocked disabled people
Tory hopeful Dave Coleman posted comments online mocking disabled people, but the party is still supporting him for election
THE LEADER of the Tory group at Fife Council has re-affirmed his support for the party's by-election candidate Dave Coleman, who is caught up in a storm over offensive comments he posted online mocking the disabled and poor.
Coleman came under fire after comments from 2010 were unearthed which showed the Tory council hopeful mocking disabled people, travellers and the poor.
Scottish Tories to take no action on MP's controversial Gypsy/Traveller remarks
“An issue which is repeatedly raised”: Tories support MP’s traveller comments
THE SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVES have told CommonSpace no action will be taken on Douglas Ross MP's Gypsy/Traveller comments, despite widespread condemnation.
In a video interview with Core Politics yesterday, Moray MP Douglas Ross said that if he was prime minister for one day, his would introduce “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
Scottish Tories in fresh racism row after MP’s Gypsy Traveller remarks
Tory MP sparks outrage after naming crackdown on Gypsy/Travellers as top priority
CAMPAIGN groups and opposition parties have united to condemn comments made yesterday by Tory MP Douglas Ross, who said his first priority if he was prime minister would be “tougher enforcement against Gypsies and Travellers”.
Ruth Davidson accused of "hiding" amid Tory councillors racism row
Demands for condemnation find Scottish Tory leader unavailable
AS pressure mounts on Ruth Davidson to denounce bigoted attitudes in her own party, CommonSpace has been told the Scottish Tory leader will not be available for an interview for two months.
The Scottish Conservatives came under fire yesterday after news broke that two Tory councillors in Stirling had been reinstated in the party following suspension for racist and sectarian social media posts. While the party released a brief statement, Ruth Davidson has been unavailable for comment since.
Tory MSP under fire for proposing benefits reassessment for the terminally-ill
Jeremy Balfour MSP has had to backtrack on amendment to Social Security Bill amid criticism
SCOTTISH CONSERVATIVE MSP Jeremy Balfour faces criticism over what has been branded a “disgusting proposal” to review the eligibility of terminally-ill people for benefits if they are still alive after three years.
The Lothian MSP has made a quick reversal of his position following a backlash over the proposed amendment, which was published in advance of the social security committee’s stage 2 hearing of evidence on the Social Security Bill on Thursday.
Gypsy/Traveller rights group hits back at SFA for inaction on Douglas Ross remarks
Tory MP and referee to face no disciplinary action by SFA for controversial “gypsy” comments
GYPSY and traveller rights organisation Article 12 has condemned the Scottish Football Association’s decision to take no formal action against Tory MP and part time referee Douglas Ross for his comments about the gypsy/traveller community.