All 3 results for "half the tories"

Scottish Parliament: General Election Outcome (17 Dec 2019)

...People in Scotland saw all that and were inundated with leaflets coming through their doors saying, “You’ve got to vote Tory to stop indyref2”, but they decided not to vote Tory and to take half the Tories’ seats away from them and give the election victory to the SNP instead. The Tories have to decide whether they accept democracy or not. The more they stand against democracy, the...

Scottish Parliament: Public Services (11 Dec 2003)

Christine Grahame: ...a consultant—they do not grow on trees—so we were already losing professionals way back in the time when we had the Tories and before Labour, as the neo-Tories, came into power and picked up half the Tories' blooming policies. Hospitals that are built by PPP/PFI fail—the Edinburgh royal infirmary is a classic case—but Tories and neo-Tories hurtle us down the PPP/PFI brae without brakes.

The Economy (31 Jan 1985)

Mr Roy Hattersley: ...with, we would spend the £1·5 billion which the Chancellor proposes to give away in tax cuts on direct job creation by investment in the infrastructure. Not only would the Labour party do that. Half the Tories below the Gangway would do the same, and I am delighted to see some of them nodding assent. I return to the Prime Minister's amendment, which refers to "firm action". I hope that...

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