David Cairns, the Scotland Office minister, was doing Scottish Questions on his own today so I offered him some moral support on the front bench. Not that he needed it. He wiped the floor with the Nats, as usual. At one point he mocked our First Minister’s refusal to lower himself to debate on Newsnight with “a boy from a council house scheme in Greenock”, which got a laugh. You can watch Salmond’s “Michael Howard moment” below, and many thanks to Kezia Dugdale for drawing this to my attention.