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.
Wherever your sympathies lie in the Nicola Sturgeon versus Alex Salmond saga, with her, with him or with neither, there is no escaping the fact that the scandal engulfing the SNP has rocked their independence cause.
JENNY HJUL: The time may have come for the Conservatives in Scotland to ‘break free’ of their London base
Ruth Davidson has ruled out running for Theresa May’s job, which is good news for Scotland, if not the rest of the UK.
In the cliched shorthand of Brexit, it is five minutes to midnight, again. Britain is due to leave the EU at 11pm on Friday, unless Theresa May can pull off another extension when she meets European leaders today.
It might not be the supermarket of choice in Scotland, where there are only seven branches, mostly in the Central Belt, but over-priced, middle-class Waitrose has a loyal, if small, clientele here.
JENNY HJUL: May’s talks with Sturgeon an exercise in futility – she must realise the nationalists are a lost cause
Nicola Sturgeon is in London again today, this time not just for the photo opportunities – although she is certain to grab those, too – but to discuss Brexit with the Prime Minister.
The latest act of self-indulgence by what will go down in history as the most self-indulgent of all parliaments came on Monday evening, when Jeremy Corbyn decided, after much dithering, to call a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
The deadlock over Brexit has exposed the deep divisions in the main parties, which reflect the deep divisions in the country.
Does Theresa May know something the rest of us don’t? Her breezy confidence that she has a chance of winning the Commons vote on her Brexit deal next Tuesday doesn’t seem to be grounded in reality.
Michael Gove said he wants state schools to become so good that educating a child privately will become an “eccentric” choice.