Alex Massie Alex Massie

The Tory party’s attitude towards Scotland is as stupid as it is cynical

I preferred Grant Shapps when, as Michael Green, he was just another loathsome internet huckster peddling obviously quackish get-rich-quick schemes.

He did less damage then. That is, he played a smaller number of people for fools back then. This morning Shapps, the Conservative party chairman, made the remarkable claim that “Alex Salmond is threatening to undermine a government chosen by the British people”.

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