Sean Connery, noted political commentator, hails the great triumph of the Scottish National Party in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post.
This is a historic week for Scotland. The country’s new first minister met Queen Elizabeth — Queen of England and Queen of Scots — at Holyrood Palace on Thursday. This was the first time Her Majesty has met the leader of a Scottish government who is committed to Scotland rejoining the community of nations as an equal and independent partner. [...]
Scots voted for optimism. They voted for change. They voted for progress.
And that is why they voted for the SNP.
Well, almost a third of them did, anyway.
I do not suppose Mr Connery even noticed that the SNP premier will head a minority government (47 seats out of 129, with Labour on 46).