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.
JENNY HJUL: Ignore Tony Blair and listen to Vince Cable — Brexit chaos has made Scottish independence less likely
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.
Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t emerge well from the book about him by Tom Bower, but this author’s previous subjects – or should that be targets – have, arguably, fared worse.
JENNY HJUL: Progress Scotland…What will Angus Robertson do if he discovers majority of Scots don’t want independence?
When Angus Robertson lost his Moray seat in the 2017 general election, he joined a queue of big SNP beasts heading out of frontline politics.
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.
JENNY HJUL: May’s talks with Sturgeon an exercise in futility – she must realise the nationalists are a lost cause
Nicola Sturgeon is in London again today, this time not just for the photo opportunities – although she is certain to grab those, too – but to discuss Brexit with the Prime Minister.
Wherever your sympathies lie in the Nicola Sturgeon versus Alex Salmond saga, with her, with him or with neither, there is no escaping the fact that the scandal engulfing the SNP has rocked their independence cause.
If anyone was in any doubt about Nicola Sturgeon’s true intentions regarding her Brexit strategy, all was revealed on Monday morning during a deeply troubling radio interview.
The world’s view of Britain is shaped as much by cultural and sporting events as by politics and international conflict, according to Neil MacGregor, who has made a programme, As Others See Us, currently being aired on Radio Four.
There may be a few days left of 2018, but I think it’s safe to say the big triumph this year is that we’ve got through it without an election.