Looking at what is going on within the SNP right now, it would be easy to dismiss it as navel-gazing inside the political bubble.
Sunday Post columnist Mandy Rhodes reflects on 20 years since the election of the first MSPs to the Scottish Parliament
Scotland went to the polls to elect its first MSPs to the Scottish Parliament 20 years ago tomorrow. Two decades on and we all continue to robustly debate our constitutional future and question whether devolution was a process and not an event.
Greta Thunberg is clearly a bright and committed climate change campaigner. She is also a teenager with Asperger’s. And the fact that grown-up men, media types, find the need to vilify her says far more about their maturity than it does about hers.
Mandy Rhodes: Trans rights will not be won through the back door but only through open, thoughtful debate
Last week the STUC passed a motion about the impact of the menopause in the workplace on the premise that “women and trans men now make up almost half the workforce” and many of them are aged over 50.
After two-and-a-half years of negotiation and a complete failure to get parliamentary support for her Brexit deal, Theresa May’s impotency climaxed, if that is not an oxymoron, in an eight-hour cabinet lock-in at Number 10 where she came up with a plan – to blame Jeremy Corbyn.
The parliamentary petition’s website crashed at the end of last week under the sheer weight of people wanting to sign up to revoke Article 50.
By the middle of last week and sounding like a robot whose batteries were fast running out of juice, it was clear that it wasn’t just her voice that the prime minister was losing.
Who would have thought that proposed changes to something as dry as the Scottish census could become a lightning rod for a vicious row about what makes a woman?
In an increasingly sclerotic approach to Brexit, one of the more bizarre moments from last week was that of the departure from government of Alberto Costa who had just won cross-party support for his amendment securing the rights of EU citizens living here.
In a world of broken politics, the fact that an apparently unprincipled ex-Militant Tendency leader expelled from the Labour Party more than 30 years ago was readmitted the same week that seven others decided to leave on matters of various principle, was poorly timed but may also have proved a point.
Mandy Rhodes: Winston Churchill debate shows everyone’s a hero or villain in these shouty, black and white times
Labour’s John McDonnell is the latest politician to fall foul of the flag-waving patriots who see the Great in Britain as a time when we ruled an Empire after he dared to paint Winston Churchill as a baddie.