The Scottish conservatives have given their strategy and communications man the heave-ho, stating "financial constraints" as the reason.
Michael Crow, formerly an STV presenter, was only appointed in January when it was said he would bring a 'huge amount of media and political experience' to the party.
The Scottish tories' election campaign was a disaster and it seems Mr Crow is the fall guy. But losing him appears to be the least of their troubles as it's common knowledge that the party is fighting for its financial survival. Its main donors have withdrawn funding and it has been forced out of their Edinburgh Princes Street offices to a town house.
It is understood the decision to sack Mr Crow was taken by the Scottish tories' executive committee, the membership of which includes Annabel Goldie (pictured), David Mundell, their only MP and a junior Scotland Office minister. It would seem the sacking has caused division in the ranks.
All this makes me wonder if Annabel Goldie will be the next to go or will she hang on until after the Scottish parliament elections next year? Lord Sanderson of Bowden, 77, is currently chairing a review into the Scottish tories' future. I suggest they disband. Scotland needs a right of centre party with no allegiances to Westminster.