But then it goes and spoils matters by including an article on Scottish politics by the normally reliable Steve Richards which among other things states:
At a more parochial level tensions are rising between Scotland's First Minister, Jack McDonnell, and the government in London. Most recently Mr McDonnell has demanded that the Scottish Parliament be given the same powers to slash levels of corporation tax that might be ceded to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Gordon Brown is resisting such a move, arguing that the demand is a gift to the SNP with its implication that Scotland should function almost as an independent economy. Mr McDonnell argues that only by making such concessions can Labour stave off the threat posed by the SNP. Nearly every move in Scotland is viewed through the possible ascendancy of the SNP.
Ah whatsisname, that Mr McDonnell, or perhaps Mr Macdonnell... It's enough to make you think about voting SNP.