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 departure of Ruth Davidson from the front line of Scottish politics is as big a blow to the United Kingdom as it is to her party.
When does an apparently persecuted minority become a persecutor? Is it when its cause is appropriated by those with their own political agenda?
It doesn’t look good for a political leader if their own future becomes the story during an election campaign.
Where has Tony Blair been for the past two or three years? Clearly not in Scotland because he doesn’t have a clue what people here are thinking.
Conservative threats to kick out Michael Heseltine for backing the Liberal Democrats show how perilously close the party is to self-destruction.
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.
Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t emerge well from the book about him by Tom Bower, but this author’s previous subjects – or should that be targets – have, arguably, fared worse.