All political lives end in failure.
I know he is a talented general but is he a lucky one?”
We haven’t quite managed 40 days and 40 nights, at least not yet.
Someone asked me last week what had football to do with the Scottish constitutional debate.
Winston Churchill once said that if asked to choose between Europe and the sea then he would choose the sea.
The banks were “too big to fail”. Now it seems the bankers are “too big to jail”.
Alex Salmond has spoken of the importance of European solidarity in light of the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox.
Shortly after I took office as First Minister a report landed on my desk with one almighty thump. It detailed the serious problems with the steel cabling on the Forth Road Bridge.
The bells are ringing for the Chancellor not in celebration but warning.
It is now official. The Tories have a death wish in Scottish politics.