When my sister-in-law stood in the recent local elections in England, I cheered her on. And when she won a seat on her parish council, we cracked open the Champagne.
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.
JENNY HJUL: The time may have come for the Conservatives in Scotland to ‘break free’ of their London base
Ruth Davidson has ruled out running for Theresa May’s job, which is good news for Scotland, if not the rest of the UK.
Of all the dubious causes raising hackles over the hot Easter holiday, perhaps the climate protesters, mainly in London but also popping up in Edinburgh, were the least obviously obnoxious.
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.
The word of the night in the Commons on Monday was compromise, which is ironic since that was the element missing from the latest attempt to break parliamentary deadlock over Brexit.
The people I know who marched through London on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Brexit all had a good day out.
The deadlock over Brexit has exposed the deep divisions in the main parties, which reflect the deep divisions in the country.
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.
Michael Gove said he wants state schools to become so good that educating a child privately will become an “eccentric” choice.