Only hours after the Herald’s Rebecca McQuillan struggled to make sure Scotland would be going down with the SS Hancock as the UK’s uniquely callous and feckless covid strategy draws fire and ridicule from all quarters, up pops the World Health Organisation to praise the efforts of the SNP administration:

No wonder the Brexiteers hate the Jocks. The UN praises our efforts on poverty. The Nuffield Foundation at Oxford University praises our management of the NHS and we’ve got less crime and…….Rule Britannia! Britannia…..