You have to laugh – and the SNP must today be rolling around in the wide-mouthed fake guffaws of the Cadbury’s Smash Men their frontline trio of Salmond, Swinney and Sturgeon regularly make of themselves at question time in Holyrood.
The messianic Tony Blair – he who sold democracy and many many lives for personal gain, the star of the political ponzi schemers – has made it known that he wants to save the union.
Of course he does. He’s probably heard a voice telling him to say unto us again.
If there is one contribution the union does not need and the SNP will rightly relish, it is the Bliar, waxing evangelical on its behalf – all shiny mock sincerity, simian grins, gasps, hiccups and teeth.
He is best possible recruiting sergeant for the Scottish independence proposition.
This man had a real job once, had people who believed in him and hoped because of him.
None of this meant anything to him then, compared with what he might use it to do for himself.
He was, in every way, the oil salesman.
This is a man who now has all the money he needs – if not enough to sate his greed – and wants to be important again.
He is already important.
He is the man who finally brought a once great party low, who reduced it to the level of following and not leading, to opportunism and not principle. He is the man who gave many honest folk good reason to distance themselves from politicians, politics and the ballot box.
He worked hard for this importance. It is the measure of him. We need offer him no more.
This is one gift horse you have to look in the mouth. There never was anything else.