The steady flow of briefings by the First Minister for Scotland seems to be having an impact. In recent opinion polls she is approved of by a majority of voters for all but Conservatives. Today at 1 and 6pm, two prominent female broadcasters could barely conceal their admiration for her leadership qualities. Later that night, Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy was clearly surprised and charmed by the way she engaged with his questions.

Last night, the BBC UK website too, seemed to recognises that her speech on how we might begin to come out, if only a little, of lock-down, was the most important news of the day.

BBC Scotland kept her in the place they see her in.

The opposition parties and their allies across the Scottish MSM, sense the danger she poses to them. It will be interesting and probably sickening to see to what depths they will sink.