As the farce of policing in Scotland shows, devolution has failed to rid Scotland of its macho, secretive culture.
First they asked for support but the SNP did not give it. Then they came for the people but the Scottish Government did not protect them.
Now the fatberg of Harvey Weinstein has been removed from the sewer, other lumps of congealed oil are flowing into sight.
There is something Greek about the story of Salmond and Sturgeon – the mentor falling out with the protégé.
Dundee likes a maverick – whether its Churchill in the early part of the 20th Century, or returning a lone urban SNP MP in its last decade.
The SNP have not had a great election – but that may be about to change. Assuming Theresa May gave any thought to Scotland over the snap vote, it must have looked a good time to call Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff.
Antonio Tajani – a man you have never heard of, yet who is one the most powerful men in Europe – has spilled the beans.
London to Edinburgh is around 400 miles by train.
Here comes the Brexit showdown. Like a crazed marching band contest, we have the Brussels Bugles in from the East, the London Loons from the South and from Cardiff and Edinburgh, the Peeved Pipers. They crisscross the parade ground of public opinion – all noise and fancy steps, vying for attention.
It is sad news and a shock to the workers, but the closure of the Michelin plant in Dundee is just the beginning of a revolution.