Who knows what the chicken that laid the egg was thinking. Was it a nationalist chicken, intent on laying a pro-independence freedom-range egg? Or an MI5 plant? Was it a Russian chicken, attempting to stir internal division in a rival state?
What came first, the chicken’s political views or the egg?
The question has become an important one after Labour MP Jim Murphy attempted to cover 100 streets in 100 days – like a less ambitious Phileas Fogg – to make the case for No.
He was forced to temporarily suspend his tour after being hit by an egg.