Tunnel vision

You couldn't make it up. In response to the SNP's revival of the independence issue, Theresa May  tries to put them in their place: "The tunnel vision that the SNP has shown today is deeply regrettable. It sets Scotland on a course for more uncertainty and division. Politics is not a game."

So true. But it has been, to the Tory leadership over the last three years. Scottish independence, the election, Brexit and its fall-out - all of these major decisions have been approached as though short-term selfish advantage was the only thing worth aiming at. If you want some sense of the reality of other views, of Europe as a whole, or of the UK as a whole, Sturgeon has shown more vision than Cameron, Osborne and May rolled together - let alone Johnson and Gove. There was never a time when we were in greater need of someone taking a long-term dispassionate view of how we might best plan for the future, but none of the voices providing that are members of the current government.