Mr Corbyn finds it difficult to disguise his disbelief and he is struggling to explain how he will work with mythical beings for the good of the country. This is especially hard since many of his natural supporters are amongst the most enthusiastic believers in fairies.
Mrs May has no doubts at all. She is already in contact with the fairies at the bottom of her garden, she assures us, and she promises that the little beings are ready and willing to help restore Britain to wealth and power. They are shy creatures, of course, and that gives rise to two minor problems. They want to be sure that we all appreciate their help so we must unite behind Mrs May. The other problem is that they will fly away if they are approached by even the most sympathetic journalist. Mrs May has agreed a plan with the fairies but, of course, she has to keep it to herself to avoid scaring away her magical collaborators.
That is all well and good but it leaves a huge headache for Ms Sturgeon. The whole idea of fairies was introduced in Scotland. We were the original small nation with a proud history that had been kept down too long by a larger, arrogant neighbour. Now the English have stolen both the script and costumes; they are the ones fighting for their right to self-determination and us Scots are expected to fall loyally into step.
They have bullied us for years so they will probably get away with it again. The one thing they cannot take from us is the single magical creature that has watched over Scotland for generations – Fairy Nuff.