The true costs of Gordon Brown's bailouts of the two toxic Scottish banks are now becoming clear, and as Iain Martin in the Telegraph suggests this morning, this largesse with our money was motivated in part by Gordon's nervousness over the Glenrothes by-election.
Whilst the two Scottish failures drain the last of the nation's resources to keep them on nationalised gangrenous feet, commentators are noting that the two City banks, HSBC and Barclays, are still standing on their own.
Guthrum has termed the whole thing another Darien scheme, but it's actually far worse than that.
We must be careful not to allow the failures of one utterly incompetent Scot wholly unfitted for any public office to poison our minds against Scotland or Scots in general; more than ever we both need the strength of our Union. But Brown's toxic, partisan, self-interested distortion of our national priorities will live in ignominy long after we've consigned the faecal Fifer himself to the sewer.