The Scottish Mail on Sunday
Ruth still forks out for a round
AFTER saving Theresa May from utter rout in the election, Ruth Davidson should have been popping champagne corks. Instead the hard-working Scottish Tory leader was spotted returning a collection of forks to the Holyrood canteen, the residue of numerous desk dinners while plotting her successful General Election campaign. But Miss Davidson is not all work and no play – despite having no sleep for 36 hours, she ordered equally shattered political hacks to save a place for her at the bar on Friday night. WITH the volume turned down on the TV at the Glasgow count, observers were reliant on subtitles. This led to bizarre results as the audio description failed to cope with Scottish accents and unfamiliar names. Hence ‘negotiations’ appeared onscreen as ‘rather gauche Asians’, while the ballot boxes arriving at the Stornoway count from Eriskay turned into a situation that was ‘getting a bit risky’. It certainly looked risky for local Nationalist MP Angus MacNeil before he scraped back into Westminster after a 14 per cent slump in the SNP vote.