The National:

IT'S often been said that Theresa May will say whatever will help her stay in power – no matter how it contradicts the stance she held right up until that point.

So, it shouldn't come as a surprise when this pot calls the kettle black ... but her latest outburst is still breath-taking in its sheer hypocrisy.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, three congresswomen of colour, have been taking the American political scene by storm with their progressive politics and steadfast principles.

Despite being a firm opponent of steadfast principles, Theresa May felt she ought to defend the group from a racist tweet by Donald Trump.

The US president had tweeted: "So interesting to see 'Progressive' Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.

"Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough.

"I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!"

He didn't name them, but the reference to Pelosi comes after the Democratic Party speaker of the House of Representatives clashed with that more progressive group of Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib.

Trump's tweet was, of course, racist nonsense. Aside from the fact three of the four are from America, the dog-whistles are clear as day.

Enter Prime Minister Theresa May.

A Downing Street spokesman, speaking on her behalf, said: "The Prime Minister's view is that the language used to refer to these women was completely unacceptable."

So, telling them to "go home" was unacceptable, was it, Prime Minister? We agree.

And yet we wonder what Theresa May would think of this van, which drove around London, also telling people to "go home".

The National:

That would be the van that she introduced as part of the hostile environment as Home Secretary. The van she had drive around London.

At least May is almost out the door though, right? She can take her hypocrisy to new lands after leaving No 10.

... instead, we'll be getting Boris Johnson, who just hours after this racist rant gave a blank cheque to Trump, saying a trade deal with the US would be a top priority. His first move, in fact.

Meanwhile, in Scotland...

As part of a Union with Boris Johnson in charge, Scotland is only going to be dragged closer to this disgraceful US president. We can do so much better.