One thing the general election campaign proved about Ruth Davidson is that she doesn’t fare well when questions leave her specialist area of opposing a second independence referendum.
The Scottish media generally doesn’t press the Scottish Conservative leader. It is far too busy cultivating her image as an effective leader and now of course an election ‘winner’.
This weekend though Ruth found herself confronted by a reporter who refused to follow the script. The Channel 4 news reporter asked Ruth to comment on her party’s wooing of the Democratic Unionist Party.
The DUP makes UKIP look like the Salvation Army. Links to paramilitary organisations in Northern Ireland are one of its least attractive traits.
Pressed on the proposed coalition between Ruth’s party at Westminster and the DUP, the Scottish Conservative leader tried to diffuse the question. When that tactic failed Ruth simply fled the interview.
Ladies and gentlemen – Runaway Ruth.