Beautiful sunny day, and with all that is happening, thank heavens I’m off to France later to have a little peek at the elections there. Perfect time of year for France, the government there is not causing through its sheer ineptitude a petrol shortage, the election is finely poised, and there is no chance of George Galloway winning anything.

Au revoir, a bientot et vive la cornemuse (sorry, but you’ll have to look it up … clue, George and Alex Salmond ought to know)