Devolution and Brexit require inspiring ideas – not tired retreads of ideological stances for social formations long since melted into air.
“So if you don’t like it so much,” he says, “why don’t you leave?” And his tone suggests that there is a good train leaving from St Pancras in half an hour.
Unionism may be in greater immediate danger in Belfast than Edinburgh.
If Labour can unite around a compelling vision of the country we aspire to become, the path back to power may not be as long as we sometimes fear.
I squinted. Apart from a gleam of turquoise, the view was of one big cloud. Slowly the words started to form in my head. Just. Like. Scotland.
Across the top of the screen floated a banner, pulled by a little aeroplane: IN ARSENE WE TRUST.
The Clacton MP quits his party but insists he will not rejoin the Conservatives or trigger a by-election.
France, Germany and the Netherlands suggest there is nothing inevitable about the right's advance.
Where do I even start?
The appearance of weakness is less electorally damaging than actually removing healthcare from millions of people.
The week in the media, from Osborne’s irrelevant editorship to the unrepentant McGuinness and Vera Lynn’s stirring ballads.
As Brexit looms, the government needs scrutiny. We'll provide it.