In an ideal world, there would be no more talk of nationalism, nationalist movements and other divisive, xenophobic, introspective crusades.
JENNY HJUL: Nationalism is driving discord, and political debate replaced with hate-fuelled partisanship
When British politics wasn’t dominated by its lunatic fringes, as it is now, sturdy stalwarts of the mainstream, like Gordon Brown, were rarely accorded due respect.
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.
Barring a miracle, Boris Johnson will move into Downing Street next week, replacing Theresa May as prime minister, and uniting his opponents (inside and outside his party) in outrage.
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.
JENNY HJUL: Ruth Davidson has to help Jeremy Hunt – Boris Johnson is a gift to the Scottish Nationalists
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).
The rise and rise of Nigel Farage continues, with talk this week of a pact between his Brexit Party and the Tories to wrench Britain out of Europe by the end of October.
The lack of a credible opposition may give the government in Westminster a better chance of survival than it deserves, whenever it decides to go for another election.
Theresa May shed tears when she was forced by her party to resign, but as she stands down as Tory leader on Friday, she will have plenty to cheer her up.