Russia may be the only party to come out of British politics well in this election.
ALEX BELL: Hamish Henderson, a father of Scotland, was more important than any politician in 50 years
Had Hamish Henderson been English and studied a culture in Borneo, say, he’d be famous and have a gallery in the British Museum.
Here come the stories. The Tories tell one about how splurging public cash and acting tough on crime will make this a better land. The Conservative plan looks more like throwing money up against the wall, to paraphrase Boris Johnson.
Apparently indyref2 will happen next year.
When the largest march in living memory barely makes the news, it’s time to wonder what matters in politics.
The reopened Cluanie Inn has a Bombay cheese toastie on the menu. The chef is from India, as is the owner. The famous tourist stopover and mountaineers’ inn is in new hands, part of the boom in the hotel business across Scotland.
Where to start? Where will it all end?
This is a column about trees and deer – it doesn’t end well for Bambi.
I suppose we should call it the second English revolution. Just as you thought the events of the first English revolution mid-17th Century were ancient history, they come right back into focus.
Labour will surely lose any general election, and Tory prospects are a gamble, but there is a general agreement the SNP will triumph.