Adam Ramsay,Ben Jackson,David Torrance,Gerry Hassan
It feeds into much longer-term narratives - and Gerry
might say something about this - going all the way back to the 1980s, that Scotland is implicitly anti-Tory, Scotland is more left-wing, Scotland is more egalitarian, Scotland rejected Thatcher, rejected Blair, despite three landslide victories.
It's not clear how that rejection manifested itself.
Nevertheless, to a great degree - and Gerry
has written about this very well - that is just accepted to be true by large chunks of public opinion and also opinion formers.
Gerry Hassan is Research Fellow at the University of the West of Scotland and author of Caledonian Dreaming (2014) and Independence of the Scottish Mind (2014).
He is an Associate Editor of Renewal.