Scotland’s economic, political and cultural self-confidence should now be matched in football. Like Alex Salmond, I’ll be supporting England in Brazil. (Though I reckon that for both our sakes we should stop at sharing two things, otherwise it will all get far too complicated.) England is, as he says, Scotland’s closest neighbour and closest friend. Now it’s time for you to do the same. Go and get yourself a St George’s Cross. Display it proudly in your window or on your car. Repeat after me: “Scotland against England, but England against anyone else in the world.” See how good it feels? You’re feeling younger already.