RUTH Davidson has come under fire for criticising the SNP for for drawing up a renewed case for independence.

SNP MP Joanna Cherry hit out at the former Scottish Tory leader for failing to see the nuance of the situation. 

She tweeted: "Someone needs to explain to @RuthDavidsonMSP thats it’s possible to do ones job as a parliamentarian, serve one’s constituents particularly by holding regular surgeries & think & develop policy at the same time. It’s not rocket science....."

Davidson was responding to a tweet from Kieran Andrews, the Scottish political editor of The Times, that said the SNP are formulating new policies that will be revealed when the coronavirus outbreak has abated.

She said: "Of course they are. Right in the middle of a pandemic."