It may be almost impossible for Labour to win the next election, but it will be very easy for us to lose it. We must not rest on our laurels.
Every candidate’s effort and commitment is a part of making this great exercise work. Each one plays his part in keeping our system vibrant and healthy.
So we need to continue to invest heavily in naval equipment – ensuring that it comes into operation, and has the manpower to go with it.
Members of the armed forces, doctors, nurses, shopkeepers…and, yes, news journalists.
People willing to give their time and experience for nothing in support of others is a valuable and precious part of our society.
UKIP, like the SNP, have become expert Eeyores. They should proudly adopt the donkey as their symbol.
Despite the siren calls of Salmond and Farage, we should jealously guard our parliamentary system.
We need a politics and politicians who can respond emotionally as well as practically to the people’s challenge.