Just when we thought the situation in Scotland could not be any more toxic, we are confronted by Alex Salmond’s re-entry into politics with the inflammatory announcement that ‘peaceful street protests’ will form part of the strategy of the new nationalist front that has, in effect, been formed by the emergence of his new party, Alba, to fight alongside the SNP,

It is sometimes necessary to take a step back and remind oneself what we’re currently witnessing in Scotland. With an election only weeks away we have a situation where the main issue in our politics is not the economy, or education or even health, although we’re still in the throes of A killer pandemic; neither is the threat of another independence referendum….

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