“We live on an island of 60 million people yet this election has come down to a choice between these two,” was how one world-weary member of the Holyrood press corps characterised tomorrow’s vote.
Something of a strange atmosphere could be detected at the SNP’s autumn jamboree in Aberdeen where activists, politicians and media gathered this week.
When Nicola Sturgeon stood up at the SNP conference and declared a “climate emergency”, she was met with an enthusiastic response from her supporters.
As the dust settles on Nicola Sturgeon’s speech to the party faithful, it is difficult to escape the impression that last weekend's SNP conference was a little low key.
The notion that Nicola Sturgeon might choose St George’s Day to announce her next independence crusade caused a few wry comments during the Easter Break at Holyrood.
Amid the cacophony of Brexit chaos and the pitiful bleating of Theresa May’s struggle for survival, the unmistakable sound of indyref2 sabre-rattling can be heard against the din.
Brexit cast a long shadow over Derek Mackay’s budget when he stood up at Holyrood to announce his tax and spend plans for 2019/20.
Long before Brexit was even a word (let alone the epoch-making political event that lies round the corner), David Lidington was holding forth in a smart restaurant in Belfast.