Let’s look calmly at how Scotland voted last Thursday, especially as commentators by the dozen – appalled by Boris Johnson’s triumph, furious at the millions who refused to obey them and resigned with a shudder to our departure from the EU – have seized on the SNP advance as his oncoming storm.

Most interesting, really, is what did not happen. The Nationalists did rather better than in 2017 but not as well as in 2015. And they did not secure an absolute majority of the vote – though, sweetly, their 45% share of the poll equates to the 45% who voted Yes in the 2014 independence referendum.