Johnson and Gove’s latest wheeze to contain the SNP surge seems doomed to failure. Sticking Union Flags on new footbridges or covid-19 testing devices is a repeat of the 2015 plan to do the same and which singularly failed to stop the SNP then. Has anyone ever noticed one of the 2015 plus generation of wee badges?

Even if this one gets off the ground in any noticeable way, I foresee them being chiselled off by weans to stick on their denim jackets or depending on football affiliation, drop down a drain.