The Tories have always made much of their pragmatism as opposed to ideological inflexibility to get the job done. Ruth Davidson has now taking this to a new level. You’d think they weren’t in the same party and that Theresa was not her boss. You couldn’t make this up.
So, despite going on about standing toe-to-toe with Nicola, she talks as if they are standing side-by-side on the same progressive policies to protect Scotland’s elderly and poor. We, Ruth says, will protect you by making sure free prescriptions, winter fuel allowances and free TV licences are kept in Scotland as they’re stripped away ruthlessly (Like what I did there?) by her boss in London.
Here’s what she said as tweeted by Martin MacDonald: