Alex Salmond likes to believe he speaks for the whole nation. He doesn’t. He speaks for most of the SNP, a small minority of the Scottish Parliament and barely three out of every 20 Scottish voters.
So I wish he would stop insisting that when he’s angry about something (as he almost always is about something or other these days) that means the whole country is angry about the same thing for the same reason. None of us is happy about the price of petrol, but that unhappiness has the same cause, whether you’re filling up your car in Glasgow or Gloucester.