The National:

THERE'S a remarkable coincidence on the BBC tonight, coming a day after a certain story in The National.

Yesterday saw the momentous ruling by the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson's prorogation was unlawful.

And so, the BBC ran a Politics In Crisis special, hosted by Andrew Neil and airing at 7pm.

Its guests were Brexit Party MEP Belinda De Lucy, Labour MP and shadow cabinet minister Dan Carden and LibDem MP Chuka Umunna. The Tories were offered a slot, but they refused.

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The BBC requested that Nicola Sturgeon appear as a guest. The First Minister of Scotland was busy, so the party instead offered up Ian Blackford, the Westminster leader of the third biggest party at Westminster.

In fact, on his benches sits Joanna Cherry, who spearheaded the successful case against Johnson's suspension of Parliament.

The BBC, however, said no to Blackford. The show aired without any SNP guests.

Asked to explain the decision, they told us: “There is not time to fit all the relevant parties in one half-hour programme so have to make editorial choices on a programme by programme basis.

“Joanna Cherry and other senior SNP guests featured elsewhere in BBC output on Tuesday, including on Politics Live and we will continue to book them on a variety of BBC outlets as the story unfolds.”

Neil took to Twitter to boast about the broadcast: "Last night’s BBC1 News Special at 7pm had just shy of 3m viewers, even though neither Labour nor Tories put up their big hitters for interrogation (indeed Tories out up nobody). Great figures. Tune in for more politics on BBC2 at 7pm tonight with the Andrew Neil Show!"

When it was pointed out that he could have had a big hitter in Blackford, the presenter responded: "Tune in tonight. BBC2 7pm"

At that slot is the half-hour Andrew Neil Show, which, it seems, the SNP MP will be appearing on.

So, a day after The National highlighted their failure to include Blackford, he's appearing on the BBC.

Better late than never? Maybe...