"JACK McConnell yesterday called for a debate on Scotland's national anthem, suggesting that a new song might have to be written because none of the current ones was good enough.
The First Minister said his personal favourite Scottish tune was Highland Cathedral, but he did not believe it was right as a national anthem.
He said Flower of Scotland worked well at Murrayfield but would not be as good for individual medal ceremonies, while the reverse was true for Scotland the Brave."
"Nicola wasn't having that. Putting on a burst of speed down the straight, she decided that congratulating people who might actually care wasn't enough. She was going to congratulate the English, too, even if they had won some medals that were probably ours by ancient right. Then she tried to elbow Jack out of his lane.
Wouldn't it be a "fantastic, once in a lifetime opportunity" to have a Scottish team carrying the Saltire at the London Olympics?"