For those interested in historical precedents, in 1921 the government fell within a year and the Prime Minister was toppled as party leader. Couldn't happen again, surely...
Tonight Gordon Brown has invited Alex Salmond to dinner at his (taxpayer funded) North Queensferry second home. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at that cosy little twosome. Here's how I imagine the conversation might go as they sit down to enjoy their haggis.
Alex: Nice weather we're having...
Gordon: Hadn't noticed.
[silence for 5 minutes]
Alex: How's Wendy?
Gordon: Wendy who?
Alex: I see Raith won at the weekend.
Gordon: Pass the salt.
Alex: So, hows' Damian?
Gordon: Nice weather we're having...