Chris Deerin is the New Statesman's contributing editor (Scotland).
The Scottish First Minister needs to do whatever it takes to cover the bills: that means embracing life as a jetsetting saleswoman.
One SNP MP predicted another referendum “in the next two years”.
The statistics do not lie: 10 years of SNP government hasn’t brought much economic dynamism.
The Scottish Tories are taking a spikier and more independent approach just as the SNP shows signs of a new, constructive maturity.
The most unabashedly left-wing I’ve heard from a mainstream party leader.
The Scottish Parliament’s relationship with the London mothership has always been testy. Now it is nearing constitutional crisis mode.
For all the forced camaraderie at Chequers, Corbyn could inflict a deep wound on the Tories over the customs union.
The former New Labour minister is perfectly placed to lay the foundations for an En Marche! style revolution from the centre.
Are voters comfortable with the SNP’s tinkering or is there an appetite for Labour’s wolfish stance?
The First Minister may end up winning the battle and losing the war.