So just a few quick thoughts on today's extraordinary events. I said after the initial Court of Session verdict that in the event that it was upheld by the Supreme Court, we didn't need to worry about Scotland suddenly being seen as an "influential partner in the United Kingdom", and so it has proved. This is being reported as a Supreme Court decision and not a Court of Session decision, which in one sense is fair enough because the same effect could have been achieved even without the Scottish case - the Supreme Court could simply have upheld Gina Miller's appeal from the English court ruling. It may be that the Scottish ruling emboldened the Supreme Court justices, but that can only be speculation. I also said that if prorogation was lifted, it wouldn't remove the casus belli for an indyref by making Brexit, or a No Deal Brexit, any less likely, and that also seems to be correct. For all the talk this afternoon of a vote of no confidence, few seem to expect it to go anywhere just yet. An election is undoubtedly coming, but not until after the Halloween deadline. Parliament played its strongest card in preventing a No Deal exit before prorogation even occurred, so it could be that the extra Commons sittings will be a lot of talk and no further action. Perhaps the biggest significance of the ruling is that it will prevent a further suspension in the crucial closing weeks of October.
All the same, though, these judges are so irresponsible - how oh how are the government supposed to set out their much-needed domestic agenda without shutting down parliament for five weeks? It's simply impossible.
And have the police sealed off the crime scene in Balmoral library yet? We hardly need a criminal underworld when we have Jacob Rees-Mogg and the Privy Council.