Many a determined business and political leader has refused to take “no” for an answer.
In the case of our First Minister, however, even he has to accept that when Prime Minister David Cameron says no to a debate, even with a generous deadline of the Commonwealth Games, he means no.
When Churchill said no to the many impossible positions he was facing, he had the effect of rallying the country to the call.
Many of us find the First Minister to be a growing embarrassment.
Oh, and there won’t be a currency union either.