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.
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?
If anyone was in any doubt about Nicola Sturgeon’s true intentions regarding her Brexit strategy, all was revealed on Monday morning during a deeply troubling radio interview.
There has been much condemnation of the vile language used by a hardline Brexiteer against Theresa May, which brought divisions over Europe to a new low. An unnamed (at the time of writing) former Tory minister was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying: “The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.”
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.
Nicola Sturgeon is right to say there has been “a palpable change in political debate” since her party’s Growth Commission report was published over a week ago.
Theresa May is in Scotland today, a whistlestop on her nationwide campaign to try to sell her Brexit deal directly to ordinary voters.
When Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie suggested Scotland’s chaotic police force should look south of the border to draft in help, it sounded like a good idea.
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.
Nicola Sturgeon has been forced to apologise at least twice in the past week over her handling of the NHS in Scotland.