The National:

DON'T expect a Tory to be able to explain why Scots can't choose their own future.

And especially not Scottish Coservative leader Douglas Ross.

At last night's STV leaders debate Ross was asked by host Colin Mackay why the Tories' can't support Covid recovery while planning for an independence referedum.

Seems a simple enough question. Perhaps Ross could have said one of his usual responses like 2014 was a once in a generation vote, Scotland is too poor or we are stronger as part of the UK?

Instead, Ross answered: "You just can't, Colin."

The response prompted memes from across the political spectrum.

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Later in the debate Nicola Sturgeon asked Ross if he just does “whatever the UK Government says”. He responded by warning her against “picking fights”.

It seems even the Tories can't find a reason for us to stay in the Union any longer..