There’s a few undeniable truths in British politics: Brexit will never go away, Ed Miliband will always regret eating that bacon sandwich and Nicola Sturgeon and Boris Johnson will always be at odds with one another.
It’s no secret that Johnson and Sturgeon occupy somewhat different political spaces. From Brexit to Scottish independence and even economic visions, they don’t agree on much.
Which is probably why Sturgeon reacted gleefully when she learned that Johnson is reportedly planning a trip to Scotland to show unity at a time when the future of the union seems uncertain.
Sturgeon made a playful joke about Johnson’s trip on Twitter, even saying that it was nice of the PM to send her a "birthday pressie" (present) as she celebrated turning 50 on 19 July.
Nice of Boris to send me a birthday pressie 🎉 😂
(And for those who take Twitter a tad too seriously - this is a jok… https://t.co/6gLg0jQCut
Johnson’s planned trip north of the border comes at a time when support for Scottish independence is at the highest level in years. But Sturgeon’s jovial reaction is probably based on the not-so-glowing reception of boos he received on a previous trip to Edinburgh, plus polling which indicates Johnson is unpopular with Scottish voters.