I HAVE just received a copy of Paul Masterton’s election leaflet. This is emblazoned, in bold: “Every vote for Paul Masterton is a vote against indyref2”.

What struck me is the sheer negativity and paucity of the Tories’ campaign.

No positive message about the wonderful sunlight uplands post Brexit.

No mention of the benefits to Scotland of staying within the UK – and we know that a supposedly “great deal” exists ... for Northern Ireland (but not if you’re in England, Wales or Scotland) under the Unionist Withdrawal Agreement.

No mention of all the largesse that will flow to alleviate the suffering caused by austerity.

Just a relentlessly negative message – but then that’s all the Tories are offering.

Jean Dunlop