In all the political drama of the past 48 hours, in Strasbourg and in London, the sideshow of the SNP’s Westminster rump has not merited much attention.
The people I know who marched through London on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Brexit all had a good day out.
In handing the education portfolio to John Swinney, by all accounts one of the most able SNP politicians, it seemed Nicola Sturgeon was committed to making schools a priority.
In an ideal world, there would be no more talk of nationalism, nationalist movements and other divisive, xenophobic, introspective crusades.
Of all the frontline royals, Prince Harry seemed to have navigated the family’s often perilous relationship with the press most successfully.
JENNY HJUL: Would-be speaker Pete Wishart’s judgment on Scottish indepedence must be worth something
When Pete Wishart announced last week that he was hankering after the speaker’s job, if John Bercow ever quits, he was mocked and mostly by his own side.
On a recent trip to Sutherland I was struck (not literally, thank goodness) by two things – motorbikes and motorhomes.
One thing the many contenders for the Tory leadership contest had in common was a determination to rule out a second independence referendum in Scotland.
Derek Mackay, the SNP’s finance minister, thinks if he keeps blaming Scotland’s problems on Brexit they will go away. As he prepares to deliver his budget in the Scottish parliament today, he will be hoping the chaos over Europe will serve as a distraction from his own predicament.
In the cliched shorthand of Brexit, it is five minutes to midnight, again. Britain is due to leave the EU at 11pm on Friday, unless Theresa May can pull off another extension when she meets European leaders today.