Coffee House Shots

Why has Douglas Ross resigned as Scottish Tory leader?

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Just when you thought this election campaign couldn’t get any more tumultuous, Douglas Ross has announced he will resign as Scottish Conservative leader. He had lost the support of his colleagues – particularly those in Holyrood – following his decision to effectively take over a Westminster colleague’s constituency when that MP was seriously ill in hospital. Why now? 

Michael Simmons speaks to Isabel Hardman and Katy Balls.

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