Now is perhaps not the best time to encourage further constitutional upheaval in the UK, with the Brexit process continuing to divide the nation and the Parliament, as well as undermine our democracy and even the role of the monarchy.
One thing most of Britain’s political parties have in common over Brexit is their bitter internal divisions. Now we have a general election looming, those differences will no doubt set the tone of the campaign.
In an ideal world, there would be no more talk of nationalism, nationalist movements and other divisive, xenophobic, introspective crusades.
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.
The political crisis in Westminster has been a gift to the SNP government, which has exploited every Brexit twist and turn to push its case for independence.
As parliament was about to be prorogued on Monday night, it was ironically a Scottish Nationalist MP who voiced outrage, on behalf of opposition party leaders, at the threat to British democracy.
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.
On a recent trip to Sutherland I was struck (not literally, thank goodness) by two things – motorbikes and motorhomes.
Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll showing a majority of Scots are in favour of independence may be the first such result of its kind in more than two years.
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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).