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.
The only clear conclusion to be drawn from the European election results is that the country is now divided along new lines.
When my sister-in-law stood in the recent local elections in England, I cheered her on. And when she won a seat on her parish council, we cracked open the Champagne.
JENNY HJUL: Would-be speaker Pete Wishart’s judgment on Scottish indepedence must be worth something
When Pete Wishart announced last week that he was hankering after the speaker’s job, if John Bercow ever quits, he was mocked and mostly by his own side.
Of all the dubious causes raising hackles over the hot Easter holiday, perhaps the climate protesters, mainly in London but also popping up in Edinburgh, were the least obviously obnoxious.
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.
The people I know who marched through London on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Brexit all had a good day out.
In all the political drama of the past 48 hours, in Strasbourg and in London, the sideshow of the SNP’s Westminster rump has not merited much attention.