Cameron promises to govern Scotland "with respect"
David Cameron has promised to do everything in his power to ensure the SNP don’t split up the UK.
He praised the efforts of Annabel Goldie and the Scottish Conservatives in securing £234m of concessions in the Holyrood budget – and stressed that Conservative support for the budget does not diminish our “vigorous opposition” to the SNP.
“Surely Scotland deserves better than to have to choose between one centre-left party – Labour – that has failed the country for 11 years, and another centre-left party – the SNP – that wants to break it up?”
In an article in Scotland on Sunday, he outlined three ways in which the Conservative “commitment to Scotland and the Union” would manifest itself in government:
Backing the constitutional settlement when it comes to devolution – “Whilst Iain Gray and Scottish Labour simply take their orders from Gordon Brown, Annabel Goldie is her own woman. We have a close working relationship but it is about co-operation, not control.”
Working constructively with any administration in Holyrood “for the good of Scotland”
More co-operation “at all levels” of government to make devolution work effectively
David stressed, “This commitment to true partnership between our nations sets the Conservatives apart from the other parties in Scotland as much as our commitment to modern, centre-right ideas. We are the only party that can bring about the change Scotland needs.”