Nicola Sturgeon didn’t need a warm-up act before her big speech yesterday afternoon.
Unless you were one of the 50,000 people the SNP claims to have spoken to over the weekend you may be unaware there was a nationalist ‘Day of Action’ across the country.
Even to non Brexiteers, the campaign for a People’s Vote on Europe insults all normal concepts of democracy. For what did we have back in June 2016 but a vote by the people?
When Theresa May begins her meetings with EU negotiators in Austria today she will be aware that these crucial talks are the easiest part of the Brexit process.
The government’s potential humiliation over primary one tests is just the latest setback for the SNP in its dismal handling of education over the past decade.
This is not the best time for the Scottish nationalists to raise the issue of independence, as the more sensible among them would probably admit.
The parliaments north and south of the border may still be enjoying their lengthy summer recesses but there has been no shortage of politics over the holidays, and politicians of all parties will now be girding themselves for the bruising conference season.
Driving through central Edinburgh over the weekend I noticed in the distance a small crowd waving banners. As this is August, I assumed it was a mass participation Fringe event, but then, closer up, deduced from the type of noise they were making that it was a demonstration.
Supporters of Boris Johnson believe his latest ploy to propel himself on to the front pages has revived his Tory leadership chances and given him another possible crack at Number 10.
Holiday travel is rarely uneventful, particularly if flights are involved, but this year we thought we’d cracked it, with a strategy to circumvent the most likely mishaps.