Forget the Monday blues, Tuesday is back to school day for MSPs and the overcast weather is matching the mood that accompanies double maths.
Evening, all. The general election campaign proper began with the obligatory pint pulling, “fresh analysis”, and a Tim Farron altercation in the street.
While newly elected councillors celebrated, and those candidates who missed out on public office licked their wounds, big brains within political parties collected the data from Thursday’s contest, headed for back rooms and started number crunching.
Results are still trickling in so there is only one thing we know for certain about the council elections in Scotland.
Who’s afraid of the big bad scrutiny? Our political leaders, it seems. There is a disconcerting habit forming amongst those who claim to represent us.
Like the first cuckoo of spring, the start to general election season in Scotland is never quite complete without the call of the Tories that they’re going to take Perth and North Perthshire.
Theresa May had three simple words for the final Prime Minister's Questions session of this truncated parliament.
When I was three-years-old, my granddad caught me making mischief in his house. “You’re just a wee saboteur,” he told me.
Beware the local voter.
At 10pm on May 7 2015, an exit poll sent political shockwaves across the United Kingdom.