Interesting coverage in Scotland on Sunday of the quiet rapprochement between the SNP and the Tories. Eddie Barnes suggests this is a no-brainer for Alex Salmond, but not necessarily for David Cameron:
as his party’s grass roots will no doubt be reminding him, the
Conservative Party still has the word ‘Unionist’ in its title. So
should he really therefore be pandering to the agenda of a Nationalist
purely because it will buy him some medium-term political advantage?
Isn’t that exactly the kind of cynical politics which Cameron has spent
several months profitably accusing Brown of employing? (scotsman.com)
It certainly makes for a striking contrast with the recent tensions between the Tories and the DUP. I wonder how unionist the Tory grassroots really are these days?
Update: More on this point from Fraser Nelson at the Spectator.