James Forsyth

Danny Alexander takes on a tough job

Danny Alexander takes on a tough job
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Danny Alexander is a brave man to take on the job of Scottish Secretary in this government. I did a slot on Radio Scotland last night and Labour and the SNP were tearing into the Lib Dems for going into coalition with the Tories, accusing them of selling out the 85 percent of Scots who had voted against the Tories.

As a unionist, I found the whole conversation extremely disturbing. Even on the Labour side, there seemed to be no recognition that this was a UK election and what mattered was the UK distribution of seats. When you combine this with the fact that Tory MPs are acutely conscious that they have a majority in England and Wales then there is a real threat to the union.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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