Synchronicity is either a useful term to describe meaningful coincidences, where two things are related despite there being no causal connection between them, or a load of pseudo-mystical codswallop.
Ruth Davidson has announced she is backing Jeremy Hunt in the Tory leadership contest.
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As the battle for the Tory leadership is now a two-horse race, it should be easier for Conservatives to back their man (no women are left in the contest).
The number of schools where pupils are taking an average of six subjects or fewer in S4 has increased by more than 250% since education reforms in the Curriculum for Excellence were introduced, the Tories have claimed.
The lack of a credible opposition may give the government in Westminster a better chance of survival than it deserves, whenever it decides to go for another election.
Frontrunners in the Tory leadership race insisted they could somehow succeed where Theresa May failed in striking a better Brexit deal with Brussels.
Boris Johnson has claimed only he can see off both Nigel Farage and Jeremy Corbyn as he urged Tory MPs and party members to make him their next leader and prime minister.
Sajid Javid’s campaign to be the next prime minister has received a boost with an endorsement from Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson.
Ruth Davidson and John Swinney have joined forces to back calls for a change to the charity lottery fundraising limit.
Politicians across the UK and Ireland have been reacting to the news that Theresa May will stand down as Prime Minister.