As Theresa May enters the ring again today with her EU adversaries – for that is what they have become – we can make several assertions.
Today the Scottish parliament will debate the SNP’s highly controversial Named Person scheme which is due to come into force this August.
The news that Tony Blair is about to re-enter frontline politics has been greeted by the extremes on both the right and left with forced glee.
The departure of Britain’s social mobility commissioner may not be a cause for national regret but the failure of his commission’s goal should be.
While the focus north and south of the border is on the general election, voters could do a little to change their lives by choosing the most competent councillors in tomorrow’s local ballots.
David Miliband’s re-entry into British politics this week could be viewed as a selfless, principled stand against a disastrous hard Brexit. Or, if speculation that he plans to launch a new centrist party is correct, his return from the wilderness (if you can call New York a wilderness) could be seen as a cynical lunge for power.
The suggestion that former Labour leadership candidate Anas Sarwar was unelectable in Scotland because he was a Muslim and a Pakistani has caused shockwaves.
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.
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.
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.