If the sexual misconduct allegations against Salmond are not proven, his successor will be left helplessly exposed.
The SNP is right to warn that a country with a declining native population cannot afford fewer migrants.
Such is the disunity that the Scottish party may even declare independence from the UK Conservatives.
The nationalists’ “band of brothers and sisters” attitude has allowed them to endure the strains of office as their rivals have divided.
The explosion on Pan Am Flight 103 ripped the aircraft apart and the debris plummeted on to the roofs of the town.
If Theresa May truly cares about the Union, she must allow a Scottish voice to be heard.
So long as the SNP steers clear of Catalonia, Scotland would just be another small country in a union designed to accommodate them.
While the Tories tore each other apart, Scotland’s First Minister flew into London for a chat with the Labour leader.
Independence may not yet have majority support, but for many unaligned voters it is far from the unthinkable prospect it once was.
The party should look to the Enlightenment for inspiration - too much of its time is spent tutting at Westminster.
I wasn’t pro-independence when there was a referendum on it, but now I’m here I begin to see the attraction, especially as England seems to have gone mad.