As 'vanity project(s)' go, the Queensferry Crossing; literally bridge-building, is wholly worthwhile. Renewing Trident, building aircraft carriers; deluded determination 'to remain a fully engaged world power' is not.
Tories, red, blue, and otherwise, insist that Scotland is dependent. Blue Tories, the Tories in power at Westminster, deeply despise dependency, demonising the disabled and the dispossessed. Yet they are apparently content to 'subsidise' Scotland. I wonder about that. So should you.