This blog has never been a fan of Nicol Stephen, but I have to admit that he has developed an effective ability to skewer the First Minister at question time. He was at it again yesterday, this time on the matter of young offender escorts. You can watch it here.
Whereas Mr Salmond appears to shrug off attacks by Ms Alexander and Ms Goldie, it is increasingly apparent that Mr Stephen really gets under his skin - which only adds to the enjoyment of the uncommitted viewer.
No-one would pretend that a series of minor victories at question time would necessarily have a significant impact on the political terms of trade, but it is nice to see the First Minister being kebabbed occasionally.