After his announcement on English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) in the aftermath of the independence referendum, David Cameron was accused of indulging in low politics by attempting to turn the result to party advantage.
The public is undoubtedly in favour of politicians who deliver on manifesto pledges.
So here we go again.
One of the great challenges facing the Scottish criminal justice system is how to prevent those who commit a crime for the first time becoming serial offenders.
So one in seven people is kept awake a night worrying about money.
Alex Salmond may be set to retire as SNP leader and First Minister, but to the pro-UK parties, he has already become the spectre at the feast.
It is said that all political careers end in failure.
LIKE very many, I sat transfixed to a screen watching the settled will of the people of Scotland unfold as the referendum results were revealed in the early hours.
I AM a "schemie".
THE SNP will never have more propitious conditions for achieving their main (many would so only), historic aim of Scottish independence than occurred this week.
CLEARLY post-referendum there will be more than 1.6 million people in Scotland in various states of disappointment, ranging from acute despondency to mild frustration.
Just when it seemed as if September 18, 2014, could become no more momentous, a poll result has overturned years of tradition at that well kent Scottish institution, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
It is finally over.
This is it:
In whatever way Scotland changes after the result of the referendum is known tomorrow, something else has already changed:
It sometimes takes the magic touch of celebrity to raise the profile of a cause, and it often takes the money of a generous benefactor to help raise the money it needs.