et’s hope our European friends managed to hunt down some haggis for Burns Night. There’s been a shortage across the continent. The reason? Brexit, of course. Boris Johnson is heading for Scotland this week, keen to show Nicola Sturgeon she was quite wrong to quote Robert Burns and call him a “cowerin’ timorous beastie”. Johnson is also keen to show he’s not too timorous to take further Covid action – with his government set to approve a plan for quarantine in hotels today.
Chief political commentator John Rentoul on what to look out for today: