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.
The people I know who marched through London on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Brexit all had a good day out.
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.
It is a good thing that the attention of the rest of the UK and Europe is diverted away from Scotland at the moment. Anyone with any pride in the country wouldn’t want our neighbours to be scrutinising us too carefully right now.
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.
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.
On a recent trip to Sutherland I was struck (not literally, thank goodness) by two things – motorbikes and motorhomes.
Barring a miracle, Boris Johnson will move into Downing Street next week, replacing Theresa May as prime minister, and uniting his opponents (inside and outside his party) in outrage.
As the battle for the Tory leadership is now a two-horse race, it should be easier for Conservatives to back their man (no women are left in the contest).
Where has Tony Blair been for the past two or three years? Clearly not in Scotland because he doesn’t have a clue what people here are thinking.