It would be difficult to accuse the present leader of the Conservative Party in Scotland, Annabel Goldie, of lacking ‘mettle’. Everyone knows it is a prerequisite for the job.
But what possesses her to think that she can kick Alex Salmond’s independence dreams into touch by denying voters the opportunity to do exactly that with our long hoped for referendum?
She has a brass neck, her initials are silver and her name is Goldie.
If the Tories are to salvage anything from Scotland, it’s time they took her to the scrap yard.