Douglas Ross, for Scotsman writer and Tory councillor John McLellan, could be our General Foch.
Foch, you know, Foch, Foch! You know, the French general who ordered a counter-attack, madly counter-intuitive, in 1914? Well, seems it was, retrospectively, a good thing. Well, as good as it gets, when millions die charging machine guns across a muddy field.
Anyhow, bizarrely, McLellan thinks Douglas Ross can be Scotland’s Foch, counter-attacking when all seems lost, as the polls suggest the combined SNP/Yes forces are now unstoppable.
Stop laughing! Be serious.
McLellan, Director of Communications for Ruth Davidson sees a cranking up of communications and policy output under Ross, suggesting he’s up for the fight.
Stop laughing. Be serious.
It’s not clear if McLellan has seen Ross falling out with the farmers or his ‘Waterloo‘ on Question Time where the SNP’s fierce young General Forbes put him to the sword.
On reflection, why didn’t McLellan go for the obvious World War 1 general, Douglas Haig? You know the guy who lost two million?