Her entire speech consisted of an attack on the SNP for being obsessed with breaking apart the union. She failed completely to notice the obvious parallels with her own obsession with leaving the European Union. There was a near comical inability to see that when she criticised the SNP as a bunch of splitters then she might just be seen as a bit of a splitter herself.
May confidently told us that: " the SNP will never stop twisting the truth and distorting reality in their effort to denigrate our United Kingdom and further their obsession of independence. It is their single purpose in political life."
What she should perhaps have said is that: "the far right of the British Conservative Party under my leadership will never stop twisting the truth and distorting reality in their effort to denigrate our European Union and further their obsession of independence. It is their single purpose in political life."
She continued by saying: "One of the driving forces behind the Union’s creation was the remorseless logic that greater economic strength and security come from being united."
She only needed to simply insert the word European before Union and she would have been going back to making the case for Remain that she ditched so quickly. The minute she spotted a temporary political advantage for herself if she abandoned her own best judgement about economics.
May then told us, in her most serious and responsible voice, that: " Our wholly integrated domestic market for businesses means no barriers to trade within our borders. That has always been of immense value to firms here in Scotland."
She made no mention of her new found determination to take the UK out of the EU integrated single market regardless of the risk of erecting trade barriers. Apparently it is vital that Scotland sees sense and stays in the relatively small market of the UK but it is no problem that the whole of the UK is to be made to pull out of the biggest integrated single market in the world and create its own trading rules. Something that no one was asked to vote for in the referendum. A policy that has only been adopted for her own short term political advantage to the harm of the country.
Almost incredibly she went on to inform us that: "Time and again the benefits of the Union – of doing together, collectively, what would be impossible to do apart – are clear. Indeed the economic case for the Union has never been stronger."
Indeed she went further. She accused the SNP of thinking that: "independence is the answer to every question in every circumstance, regardless of fact and reality. It simply does not add up and we should never stop saying so."
She is, of course, making a very strong point here. I agree with her wholeheartedly about the importance of working together across borders. I also think she is very wise to warn us of the dangers of trusting anyone who thinks national separation is the answer to economic problems. Finally I particularly think she is right to criticise those who obsess over the idea that this is the route to a simple cure all solution.
I just wish she could take a quick visit to a psychologist and wake up to the realisation that this is exactly what her government has been doing since the day it took office!