I was listening to a certain radio show during the announcement and it was hilarious to see all the Boris stooges (including Leadsom) calling in to tell everyone how the EU is apparently showing real willingness to open up negotiations.
I was equally baffled by IDS's claim on Marr about alternative arrangements and he came on immediately after Simon Coveney who had basically said the opposite.
It's a real shame. The goal has been left wide open for years but still labour haven't been able to score anything.
I have never really been a natural Labour voter, but I do believe an efficient democracy needs a credible Opposition and, as you say, they have failed miserably. That's before we get to their own internal problems such as divisions over Brexit, antisemitism and the feeling that not all of their MP's are truly behind Corbyn.
I really hope that Boris' election is a big help to the Scottish independence movement.
I wouldn't be so sure. Support for Scottish independence has dwindled since the referendum 5 years ago and the SNP who are the main advocates for independence have yet to demonstrate how Scotland will be better off outside the UK let alone provide answers to the questions they didn't fully answer first time round. Advocating EU membership and being rid of the Tories (who became the biggest Opposition party in the Scottish Parliament elections 3 years ago on a pro-union ticket and are running a minority government so are not that unpopular nowadays) won't go far enough, otherwise one would have expected support for independence to have surged since 2016.