The latest news of an NHS staffing crisis and the suspension or closure of services and wards, revealed on Monday, is almost too familiar to cause much of a political stir.
There have been many demands for an end to the climate of intimidation that pervades Scottish politics under the Nationalists – but they don’t usually come from within the party.
One of the more frustrating elements of the 2014 independence referendum – from a Unionist’s point of view – was the reluctance of the large pro-No business community to speak out against separation.
Theresa May has survived another week in the job but her problems are far from over, judging from the level of loyalty among her colleagues.
Theresa May has survived weekend rumours she was about to face a stalking horse leadership challenge and remains, at least at the time of writing, Britain’s prime minister.
The sight of Ruth Davidson sitting in on Theresa May’s first post-election Cabinet on Monday seemed entirely in keeping with the Scottish Tory leader’s exalted new status as saviour of the Conservatives.
The narrowing of the gap between Theresa May’s Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party – if opinion polls are to be trusted – has thrown the SNP into even greater confusion.
In her search for someone to salvage her electoral hopes, Nicola Sturgeon has rather bizarrely alighted on Jeremy Corbyn.
The Nationalists took their campaign to Hamilton on Monday, with Nicola Sturgeon leading the baby cuddling photo opportunities. Nothing unusual about that, you may think – there is a general election in three weeks.
While the focus north and south of the border is on the general election, voters could do a little to change their lives by choosing the most competent councillors in tomorrow’s local ballots.