Food banks and Union Jacks

I’m not usually shocked by local newspaper stories, but I was by this one: the famously affluent Glaswegian suburb of Milngavie now has a food bank.

I saw the story immediately after reading about the speech David Cameron will make today, in which he’ll invoke the spirit of the London Olympics and urge Scots to reject independence. You don’t need to be a dyed-in-the-wool Yes campaigner to think, “We’re better together? Really?”