Rebecca McQuilllan: Reticent Leonard needs to take a line on independence

THERE’S a lot to like in Richard Leonard. There is no swagger about him, no sense of entitlement. In a world of pugilists, at least of the verbal variety, he is unfashionably earnest and mild-mannered. The forum of First Minister’s Questions, which some party leaders regard as a bloodsport, he approaches with the finger-wagging seriousness of an exasperated geography teacher, and occasionally even manages to make Nicola Sturgeon look sheepish. Lacking overt egotism, he does not match the pol .