Somewhere in Westminster, Government aide Maurice Dancer enters the private office of Boris Osborne, Mayor of the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the City of London
MD – Boris, we can relax, it’s just been announced that Davidson won’t be running for the Tory leadership.
BO – Davidson? Jim Davidson?
MD – No, Ruth Davidson.
BO – Who?
MD – Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Tories.
BO – I didn’t even know they still existed. Should we have been worried in the first place?
MD – Well, she has been gaining ground in Scotland.
BO – Really!? I thought that was impossible. Is she winning?
MD – No.
BO – Going to gain some more Westminster seats? Take something off the SNP?
MD – No, not according to the latest polls. Maybe in the Scottish Parliament though.
BO –Enough to win?
MD – No, but she might well get one or two more seats in the Scottish Parliament because Scottish Labour are so hopeless, but the SNP are still going to have a majority.
BO – Then why are you bothering me with this? Jockland is toxic now Morris, don’t bring it up again unless it affects us here.
MD – Yes sir. (as he exits he can be seen dialling an 0141 number on his mobile).