Brexiteers can’t handle the Ruth: Tories would be nowhere without Davidson

Ruth Davidson’s summer of set-backs continues apace. The Scottish Conservative leader saw her endorsement turn into a monkey’s paw, as Sajid Javid, then Michael Gove and finally Jeremy Hunt succumbed to its ministrations. The Tory leadership election ended with a thumping victory for her nemesis Boris Johnson, whom Davidson believes could undo all her efforts [...]

Next PM must declare the era of devolution over

The legacy hunt is the final and fiercest battle of a parliamentary career. Define yourself or your opponents will, and so years of skullduggery and compromise, near misses and outright disasters must be moulded into a monument to vision and leadership. In the fading light of power, a valiant attempt is made to rewrite history [...]

Zoink! Kapow! Leonard landed blows like a Batman villain

The torrid heat bearing down on Holyrood yesterday went to Alex Cole-Hamilton’s head, or rather his chest. The Edinburgh West MSP sashayed into the debating chamber in a sharp suit with three shirt buttons undone — a very Liberal Democrat. He was less Jo Grimond, more John Travolta, if Saturday Night Fever had a subplot [...]