For as long as I can remember, the Tories have always been pure poison. It is just that the longer they are in power, the further the mask slips.
Whatever the future holds for Britain, post Brexit, the Empire is never coming back, the Commonwealth is not a substitute for the European Union, and sooner or later, the Establishment will finally have to accept that the UK, or whatever is left of it, is just another ordinary - sized state.
Recent speeches made in Scotland by Theresa May and Sadiq Khan reinforce an impression I've had for some time: that there are 'British' politicians, Ruth Davidson, Kezia Dugdale, and David Mundell, among others, included, who would really rather we 'Jocks' accepted that we are nothing more than very northern English.
Can someone please explain to me why it is a good thing for Australia, Croatia, India, Moldova, Pakistan, New Zealand, and just about every other country in the world to have their independence, but a bad thing for Scotland?
Why are so many Scots afraid of independence, I mean, what's the worst that could happen? If we fail, and it's a bloody disaster, then nothing will have changed. On the other hand, we might just succeed, and make things that little bit better.
I note from speaking to older relatives and conservative (with a small c) friends who believed we were 'better together' in 2014, while some continue to believe so, others could yet be persuaded otherwise, but all agree that independence is probably inevitable.
So, Theresa is off to see The Donald next week, and we're told both are keen to recreate the Reagan-Thatcher vibe. I imagine their relationship will be more akin to that of "Dubya" Bush and Blair, or master and servant. Is it significant, that both the President and the Prime Minister have a desire for their countries to recapture bygone glory-days that never really were?
The British Government does not, and has never respected Scotland. This becomes more apparent by the day. As such, Scotland should have some self-respect, and walk away.
Saving the Union is not what Scotland needs right now. As things stand, and the way things are going, it is the Union that Scotland needs saving from.
I note that QE2 was well enough to attend church today, making her first public appearance in a month. It reminded me that I don't recall seeing or hearing anything of Jeremy Corbyn, in at least as long.