Good morning – it’s April 6th, which in the US and Canada is Tartan Day; in a Queen’s-birthday-like way this falls on July 1st in Australia, which I think is relevant because of the effect Scottish radicalism had on the evolution of the Australian trade union movement.

It’s also 967 days until the next State election. And we’re 101 days in to this countdown – that went quickly, and so will the next 2 years, 7 months, 3 weeks and 2 days. Have some chocolate to celebrate – there’s a bit of it about at the moment!