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Saturday 18 November 2017

Davidson eyes deal to break away Scots Tories

Not wedded to may: Ruth Davidson with Jen Wilson. Photo: Getty Images
Not wedded to may: Ruth Davidson with Jen Wilson. Photo: Getty Images

Alan Cochrane in London

Ruth Davidson is to defy Theresa May's plans for a hard Brexit and tear her Scottish party away from English control after the UK Tories' disastrous General Election result.

Fresh from her success in winning an extra 12 Scottish seats, at the same time as Theresa May was losing 21 constituencies in England, Davidson also vowed to use her Commons votes to prioritise the single market over curbing immigration.

This is certain to split Tory ranks - as May has pledged to take the UK out of both the single market and the EU customs union as part of her Brexit negotiations, which begin next week.

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