What is going on with the opposition parties in the Scottish Parliament? I understand part of their job is to scrutinise the government and I could accept if they even used a jewellers loupe, but this past week or so matters have taken a turn for the worse, not for the government but for labour in particular, who are beginning to look like spiteful time wasters.
First up was John Swinney who has been accused of breaking the rules in his dealing with a duke and a developer planning a controversial wind farm. Mark Rowley, deputy chairman of the local community council complained of Mr Swinney's conduct to Sir John Elvidge. Now let me guess what party Mr Rowley may support...
Next up was a labour MSP calling for an inquiry to investigate Alex Salmond's role in the class sizes row. He stated, "We've serious concerns that the SNP Government has broken three of their own codes of conduct."
And finally all opposition parties wasted time criticising the First Minister's choice of Christmas card.
Let's hope today FMQs has some sobriety about it. Will Mr Gray finally pull off his desire to convey the earnest sincerity of an evangelist preacher on a Save the Sinners mission? Will Ms Goldie achieve her aim of receiving a Yes from the First Minister regarding her call for more health visitors? Will Mr Scott's dresser forget his client's cufflinks? We can but wait.